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Posted April 10, 2005
A wonderful book 10 out of 10 for originality
What's happening at Buttercup farm? A kangaroo is arriving that very day! What on earth can this strange creature do? That's what the animals want to know. They are certain she's going to take over their jobs. What's going to happen to them? It's chaos at Buttercup Farm. To make matters worse, where are all the young ones? They have disappeared and can't be found anywhere. But all ends well at Buttercup farm when the kangaroo's talent is revealed. A neat little mystery, very well written and the cute illustrations make you want to stroke the pages.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 11, 2005
A bright, colourful book with a simple text and cute illustrations
When the animals of Buttercup farm learn that a kangaroo is coming to live with them they all begin to worry. They had never seen, or even heard of such animal. What can a kangaroo do? they ask. It might take one of their jobs! What if it can crow like Rooster? Or catch mice like Cat? Each animal starts to express his or her fear that the kangaroo might take their jobs. But to their relief they finally find that their jobs are quite safe, for the kangaroo has an entirely different job. She is a baby minder! She looks after the young animals and carry them in her pouch when they are tired. Of course, the kangaroo is welcomed to Buttercup farm and everyone is happy. The book has a subtle moral for both young and adult, and it's that the fear of the unknown is rarely justified. It is ideal for discussion regarding group acceptance. All in all, it's a super book which has a the lot.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 31, 2005
A lovely and loveable picture book
The arrival of a kangaroo to Buttercup Farm causes worry and panic among the animals. They are sure it's going to take over one of their jobs, or even all of them. What are they going to do if they find themeselves jobless? One by one they begin to express their fears, imagining the worst possible. But they needn't worry for the kangaroo has a special job to do at Buttercup Farm - to the delight and relief of everyone! The story is pacy, suspenseful and quite amusing at the same time, and combined with the bold, bright illustrations this makes a beautiful picture book. It sure is going to be winner among children between two and six.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.