Tag: Mem Fox

  • Possum Magic by Mem Fox and Julie Vivas

    Possum Magic is a classic Australian picture book by Mem Fox. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BboBeS-vhjg WHAT HAPPENS IN THE STORY OF POSSUM MAGIC Grandma Poss uses bush magic to make a child possum (Hush) invisible so that Hush won’t be eaten by snakes. (I’m going to put aside the fact that snakes seem to ‘see’ via vibrations, so an invisibility superpower wouldn’t necessarily…

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  • Tough Boris by Mem Fox and Kathryn Brown Analysis

    Tough Boris by Mem Fox and Kathryn Brown Analysis

    Tough Boris is an Australian-American pirate picture book published in 1994. As fodder for stories, ocean piracy has never been out of fashion. Especially in stories with an implied readership of boys, the pirates of modern picture books are often comical rather than scary; jovial rather than evil. Pirate stories bear little to no resemblance to the actual crime of…

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  • Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchins Analysis

    Rosie’s Walk is an influential picture book by Pat Hutchins, first published in 1986. This book is notable for its large ironic gap between pictures and text: The text is a pedestrian story in which nothing remarkable happens. The pictures show several near death experiences. Separately, Rosie’s Walk is designed to teach young readers dimensional prepositions, but this is very…

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  • Where Is The Green Sheep? Picture Book Analysis

    Where Is The Green Sheep? Picture Book Analysis

    A very popular Australian picture book. Looks so simple. But what’s the secret sauce?

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