My Possum Plays the Drums
Illustrated by Max Hamilton
Published by Windy Hollow Books
Night-time falls and the possum orchestra begins. Drums bang, violins scratch and I can't sleep!
Children will love to join in in this noisy celebration of possums and their night time antics. This is an interactive book for children and acts as an introduction to musical instruments and their sounds. The book encourages children to join in with the sounds and movement.
Age range 3-6
'This is a brilliant early childhood read for pre-schoolers and Stage 1 school children – and it provides a great scaffold for modelling good writing with lots of great language, funky onomatopoeia and repetition that works.'
Paul McDonald, The Children’s Book Shop – Paul’s Book Trail 2020 No. 32
'A uniquely Australian tale celebrating Indigenous wildlife and urban living, My Possum Plays the Drums is sure to enchant and entertain many young readers... This picture book would be a great addition to any play-based learning program.'
CBCA Reading Times http://readingtime.com.au/my-possum-plays-the-drums/
'Such a great book for an early childhood audience. Highly recommended.'
Megan Daley, Children's Book Daily https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDXMG43Ls2g
Teacher's notes and craft activities for home include masks, colouring in, nature walks, exploring musical sounds and concepts and making your own musical instruments to play along with the possum orchestra!