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The Longdrop by Joan Joass, illus. Bob Darroch.

July 2, 2020

longdropThe Longdrop by Joan Joass, illus. Bob Darroch. Pub. Oratia, 2020.

Where would the good old Kiwi camping holiday be without a longdrop or dunny as we call it.

Mum, dad,three kids and the cat go camping. The toilet is a fairly long way away so dad with all his do-it-yourself skills builds a longdrop. It is his pride and joy with a comfortable white seat and room for a few other things.

But he doesn’t dig it deep enough and the methane and a lighted match can cause disaster. Read it and see what happens.

Told in rhyming text by Joan Joass with Bob Darroch chipping in with some great illustrations as usual. he gets the family right but watch the cat, it is not in every image but his incredulous looks steal the show.

 

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