My Possum Plays The Drums by Catherine Meatheringham & Max Hamilton (Windy Hollow Books)

If you’ve lived in Australia, you will know that possums are – VERY NOISY!! They live in your roof, and at dusk will scritch scratch their way out for their nocturnal romp.

My Possum Plays The Drums by Catherine Meatheringham nails the din caused by these cute furry creatures. Follow these cheeky little possums as they make a racket around the neighborhood. The sounds are repeated thrice. Kids will enjoy reading or shouting the words out loud. The third onomatopoeic word is displayed in an artistic bold colourful typface.

The art work by Max Hamilton authentically captures the lights, colours and textures of a nocturnal suburban Australia. Most of the spreads are shaded in a blue night-time hue. 

This book will be a perfect read for a younger audience. The minimal text and repeated words are guaranteed to appeal to the ages 3 – 5 years. 

I love the illustration of one possum travelling over houses in the moonlight. The author compares the sounds of the roof hopping possum to a timpani. And, the author would be right! Check out these gorgeous end papers too.

Suggested age: Read aloud to 2+. Read by self 5+. Recommended for a beginner reader.

Published by Windy Hollow Books, 2020

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