TRUE ROO WINNERS HAVE S TORY T O TELL
YOU can’t gett more true blue for a national icon as the kangaroo, and it’s one of a menagerie of animals featured among the pages of Australia’s top children’s picture books.
Queensland competition winners Jordan Mason, 12, and her sister Sky Mason, 7, ( pictured) got up close with a roo and a had first look at the Townsville Bulletin’s Great Australian Storybook Collection as special guests at yesterday’s launch at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo.
The lucky winners were treated to an overnight Roar & Snore sleepover at the zoo, up- close animal encounters, met popular author Mem Fox, and featured in segments on Nine’s Today morning show.
Five of Fox’s titles – Possum Magic, Time for Bed, This & That, The Magic Hat and Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge – along with other classics Wombat Stew, The Very Cranky Bear and Pig the Pug, are included in the set of best- selling Australian picture books.
Townsville Bulletin readers can start collecting the set of 15 books with a free copy of Mem Fox’s Possum Magic and collector case with the Sunday Mail this Sunday.