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I’ve Broken My Bum! by Dawn McMillan, illus. Ross Kinnaird

October 1, 2019 Comments off

broken bumI’ve Broken My Bum! by Dawn McMillan, illus. Ross Kinnaird. Pub. Oratia, 2019.

The boy has crashed his bike and broken his bum. It is in pieces and all the bits are on the floor.

He collects them all together on a tray and glues them all back, but there is still a crack. Never mind he presses the bum back on but the tray is stuck to it. What can he do?

Then he discovers that having a tray stuck to your bum has it’s advantages. Read it and see what happens.

Rhyming text accentuates the hilarity of the situation and Ross Kinnaird milks every scenario to the fullest degree with his superb illustrations.

I sure fire hit with reluctant readers at junior/ primary level especially boys. Get that Scottish granny to read this on line too.

I Need a New Bum and other stories by Dawn McMillan, Illus. Ross Kinnaird.

October 30, 2017 Comments off

new bumI Need a New Bum and other stories by Dawn McMillan, Illus. Ross Kinnaird. Pub. Oratia, 2017.

Three short illustrated stories in rhyming text on the poo, bum wees theme that are certain to attract reluctant primary and intermediate readers particularly boys.

Many people are not happy with their bums and when a boy discovers a crack in his, he wonders how it got there and considers a range of replacements with great hilarity. It’s not permanent though as he discovers that his father has the same crack. Don’t we all?

Seagull Sid plots to get all the humans off his beach in the way that seagulls always have, only with accuracy and persistence. Once again great hilarity all round.

Doggy Doo on my Shoe is more of a city problem especially if you walk in the suburbs. People are not careful or respectful with their dogs and doggy doo on the shoe is a common sight and smell. Once again great hilarity with Ross Kinnaird’s illustrations hitting the funny bone with regularity.