It feels extrodiary to wish Puffin books a very happy 80th Birthday. Puffin have been bringing together children and books , and feeding their imagination for many years.
In writing this book, Mem Fox called her book a “Rhythmic, loving, friendly Australian book, about all the people who have come here to make Australia the lovely place it is.” I believe Mem has achieved this as she has captured the Australian spirit and more.
literacy initiative that is directed at parents, in language that parents understand which means no library or teacher jargon that is confusing.
Read at least three stories a day; it may be the same story three times. Children need to hear a thousand stories before they can learn to read. Or the same story a thousand times! – Mem Fox
“Once upon a time, but not very long ago, deep in the Australian bush lived two possums. Their names were Hush and Grandma Poss”.