Possum Magic

10 best books like Possum Magic (Mem Fox): The Magic Pudding, The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, Blinky Bill, Wombat Stew, Where the Forest Meets the Sea, John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat, The Elephant and the Bad Baby, My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes, Mr Archimedes' Bath, Hairy Maclary's Showbusiness

AuthorNorman Lindsay
"Gentlemen," said the Judge, "I must remind you that we require a Review!"

"We don't needs no Review," replied Sam rudely, "We just needs to get away from them rascally Puddin'-thieves." And he pointed to the Wombat and the Possum, lurking in the comment thread, who looked up with a guilty start.

AuthorMay Gibbs

Not, you never said that Snugglepot and Cuddlepie was a sex-and-violence-infused philosophically-motivated Scandinavian-themed retelling of Genesis. WHY DID YOU LIE TO ME?

[Later the same day]

Well, I'm definitely building...
AuthorDorothy Wall
Blinky Bill, the mischievous anthropomorphic koala, is well known around the world through the TV cartoon and movies, but the book version is a little darker. He runs away from home several times and constantly disobeys his mother, who of course beats him when she catches him - this would have been a normal...
AuthorMarcia K. Vaughan
When I was in the book store very recently, I saw this book on the sale table and nostalgia just brimmed out of me. I showed it to my fiance and surprisingly he had never heard of the book. It's fantastic!! I NEED to go back and get it! It's just brilliant!

The story, moral, catchy rhyme and beautiful...
Where the Forest Meets the Sea
AuthorJeannie Baker
“My father says there has been a forest here for over a hundred million years,” Jeannie Baker's young protagonist tells us, and we follow him on a visit to this tropical rain forest in North Queensland, Australia.

We walk with him among the ancient trees as he pretends it is a time long ago,...
AuthorJenny Wagner

Note: I didn't read this; I saw it on "Sammy's Story Shop."

This story is appalling! Rose, an old woman, and John Brown, her dog, live together happily, until one day the Midnight Cat begins lurking around the house. Rose likes the cat and makes overtures towards it, but John Brown feels threatened...
AuthorElfrida Vipont
The Elephant and the Bad Baby is the classic story from Elfrida Vipont and Raymond Briggs.

The Elephant takes the Bad Baby for a ride and they go 'rumpeta, rumpeta, rumpeta down the road.' They help themselves to ice creams, pies, buns, crisps, biscuits, lollipops and apples, and the shopkeepers...
AuthorEve Sutton
Don't mind me, this is for my cat.

So. This book told me that "the cat from France liked to sing and dance".

See? Here.

When I talked to you about this talent you're supposed to share with your fellow French cats -

Oh, yes. You did that. Just FLEE. Because...
AuthorPamela Allen
When reading this to a small group of children, some of them enjoyed this, others thought it just silly and a couple thought it to be on the lame side. So a very mixed reaction.

Those that liked it got a kick out of Mr Archimedes trying to figure out what was happening with the bath water. One child...
AuthorLynley Dodd
Hairy Maclary is a scruffy dog from Donaldson's Dairy. He desperately wants to check out the Riverside Cat Club Annual Show. Using his stealth skills, he manages to sneak into the dazzling world of cats.

Little did Hairy know that his visit would create kitty chaos. Humans scramble to catch...
AuthorHazel Edwards
'My daddy says there's a hole in our roof. I know why there's a hole. There's a hippopotamus on our roof eating cake.'

The cake-eating hippo is ageless. This classic story about one of the largest and most famous imaginary friends has been delighting children around the world for almost 40 years....
AuthorNadia Wheatley

I have just spent a delightful forty-five minutes reading the children’s book “My Place”. Winner of many awards in its home continent of Australia, it is fully worthy of all of them. What a joy and pleasure it was!

The book spans two centuries, from 1788 to 1988, and covers the...
AuthorGraeme Base
Author/Illustrator: Graeme Base
First Published: 1983

Graeme Base is one of those seriously lucky (and talented!) authors - the first publisher he sent his first book to accepted it. "My Grandma Lived in Gooligulch" has subsequently been produced as a play. He has gone on to make a huge...
AuthorJackie French
From the award-winning duo of Diary of a Wombat comes another hilarious tale of a bush animal you'll never forget.

Josephine is a kangaroo - who loves to dance. Her little brother, Joey, tells her that kangaroos don't dance, they hop - but Josephine continues to point her toes and leap through...
Edward the Emu
AuthorSheena Knowles
"If you buy one book for sheer fun, there's no question it should be this one." —San Diego Union Tribune

Tired of his life as an emu, Edward decides to try being something else for a change. He tries swimming with the seals, he spends a day lounging with the lions, and even slithers with the snakes....
Are We There Yet?: A Journey Around Australia
AuthorAlison Lester
This has given me itchy feet - there is nothing like Australia for travel, it's a must do activity ... over a long period of time ... with the family ... just like Grace in Are We There Yet?

Grace and her family hitch up their pop up camper trailer and head off, literally around Australia. Alison Lester...
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