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Kookoo Kookaburra

WINNER – 2016 ABIA Awards Reader's Choice Award

SHORTLISTED – 2016 ABIA Awards in the Small Publishers’ Children’s Book of the Year category

SHORTLISTED – Speech Pathology Australia's 2016 Book of the Year Awards (Indigenous Children's category)

Kookoo is a kind and well-loved kookaburra who is famous for entertaining the other bush creatures with his funny stories. One day Kookoo runs out of kind stories to tell, and he turns to teasing and making fun of the other animals. Refusing to listen to the sage advice of his uncle, Kookoo finds himself alone and ignored by his friends. When he listens to the sound of his own laughter, it is an unhappy sound. Finally he remembers his uncle's words "Kindness is like a boomerang - if you throw it often, it comes back often..."

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Praise for Kookoo Kookaburra

"The beautiful imagery conjures emotions and the illustrations are bright, bold dot paintings."

Sharon Seymour
CBCA Reading Time

Gregg Dreise

Gregg Dreise is a gifted artist, storyteller and musician, and he features the didgeridoo and guitar in his performances at schools, libraries and festivals. He
is a descendant of the Kamilaroi and Euahlayi people of south-west Queensland and north-west New South...

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