Knick Knack Bushwhack by Mandy Foot


This totally fun sing-a-long book is a retelling of the classic rhyme ‘Knick Knack Paddy Whack’.

‘This little croc, he plays one, he plays knick knack on his tum,
With a knick knack bushwack,
Though he likes to roam, 
This little croc comes rolling home.’


Sing your way up to 10 with a bunch of Aussie animals in a beautiful Australian bush setting which bursts to life with Mandy Foot’s superb illustrations. All the bush animals are headed to the creek, playing knick knack along the way. There’s a little bird that appears on every page. She could be a baby magpie or a hooded robin, I’m not sure. ?If you do know, please comment below! ?


I love the kookaburra who plays nine green bottles hanging from a tree, such a lovely page to look at with the different green shades! And its wonderful to see the wombat playing a money stick or zob stick, which is a percussion instrument made from a stick with jingles (or bottle caps) stuck to it!


The challenge is to sing smoothly with words like kookaburra and platypus to get your mouth around! I must admit that the Aussie version is really good and lots of fun to sing along to. The book end pages have music sheets, so if you know how, play the song on an instrument too!








INSTRUCTIONS: When you find a word, click on the first letter, then click on the last letter, so simple! Find all the words!!

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Suggested age: Read aloud to 3+. Read by self 6+. Recommended for an intermediate reader.

One Comment

  1. Sandhya Rose

    I’m stoked to have received a comment from Mandy Foot on Instagram. She informs that the little bird appearing on every page is a Willy Wag Tail. How wonderful!! ?

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