This book is a collection of poems used to introduce and teach us about the animals and birds that live in the ocean and on the islands in the area between New Zealand, Australia and Antarctica. The Author uses rhythm and rhyme as a fun way to give us interesting facts about the animals and the environment in which they live. At the end of the book there are fascinating facts about each of the animals and references to websites to visit for more information.
The text would be a fun way to introduce a wildlife topic and could be used as a way to challenge more capable students to share new learning; using poetry instead of the traditional report writing.
Title: Wobble, Waddle, Toddle
Author: Anne Hunter
Illustrator: Dave Gunson
Publisher: Bateman Books
Publication: April 2022
Ages: 5-8 Years
Themes: Wildlife, Antarctica, oceans, poetry
Advisory warnings: None
Would this book work as a read aloud? The poems are made to read aloud, not as a whole story time book.
Is there a particular part of the country that it’s set in? The Ocean area between New Zealand, Australia and Antarctica
Reviewer: Leanne Nathan, Associate Principal, Clendon Park School, Auckland
How are you recommending this book? Highly recommended
Opening lines: Way below our neighbourhoods, the wild winds they blow. Creatures big and small live here, in ocean, land, or snow.
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