Deck The Shed With Bits Of Wattle by Colin Buchanan, Greg Champion & Glen Singleton

Do you love to sing carols with the family during the holiday season?

What better way to celebrate this musical tradition than to get stuck into an authentically Aussie rendition of ‘Deck The Halls’!

Deck the Shed with bits of wattle,

Fa la la la la la la la la

Whack some gum leaves in a bottle.

Fa la la la la la la la la

Syd echidna is feeling very pleased with himself after decorating his shed on Christmas Eve, but a whirlwind (the willy willy!) has left his shed in chaos.

Luckily, friends who pitch in without being asked, come to the rescue. Led by a determined cockatoo, the gang from the bush start decorating while Syd is sleeping away his sorrow.

You’ll love the bright hot shades of the Australian summer in this book.

Syd Echnida’s feeling chipper,

Fa la la la la la la la la

‘It’s Christmas Eve — my shed’s a ripper!’

Fa la la la la la la la la

These pages burst with red and yellow blooms as the friends hang branches of Bottle Brush, Waratahs and Wattle around the shed. Ferns and gum leaves add a green splash, a sprinkling of gum nuts and some homemade stars complete the shed. Check out the picture of the cutest pygmy possums towards the end of the book.

Syd wakes up to a superbly decorated shed and surrounded by good friends on Christmas morning.

Suggested age: Sing to any age! Read by self 5+. Recommended for a confident reader.


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