PreSchool-Grade 2. Grandma Poss uses bush magic to make Hush invisible, but when Hush wants to see herself again, Grandma can't remember which particular Australian food is needed to reverse the spell. Traveling around the continent in search of an antidote, Grandma and Hush sample Anzac biscuits, mornay, vegemite, and pavlova until the right delicacy is found.
I anxiously rang my mother the next day. 'Did you read to us when we were that little?' - too little to remember? She reacted a bit like she'd been asked if she abused us. 'Of course we read to you when you were little', sounding a bit shocked that I'd even wondered.
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One day Hush decides she wants to be able to see herself again and asks Grandma to reverse the magic, but despite looking through all her magic books, Grandma Poss is st ...more
Possum Magic follows the story of two possums, Grandma Poss and Hush, whom live in the Australian Bush. Prior to the start of the story Grandma Poss made Hush invisible to prote ...more
I loved this book a long time ago, and the teacher used to read with such funny expressions. It's this author, that you'd sit with your best buds and have a giggle about. These stories are the ones that make little kids smile all over the g ...more
From CIP page: When Grandma Poss's magic turns Hush invisible, the two possums make a culinary tour of Australia t ...more
Feels more like the author wanted to have an excuse to put all of the weird Australian food into one picture book than that she really had a story. For non-Australian audiences, kinda goes over their heads as we don't know what any of this stuff is or tastes like. If using in a class, having some of the food for readers to try would be neat.
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This is a charming story of a little possum named Hush that has been made invisible by Grandma Poss for safety reasons. One day, Hush decides she wants to be visible again. Hush and Grandma Poss take off across Australia to find the cure. Themes in this book include identity and self-worth and Australian geography, animals and food. I have used this book to teach characters, setting, problem and solution. This book would be great if learning about Australia, as it has Australi ...more
The story is about two possums, Hush and Grandma Poss. Grandma Poss made Hush invisible to keep him safe from snakes. Hush had a lot of fun being invisible but one day he decided he wanted to be able to see himself again. Grandma Poss couldn’t remember exactly how to reverse the bush magic but knew the remedy was some kind ...more
-A book about a 2 possums named Grandma Poss and Hush who go on a journey through Australia to make Hush not invisible. To do this they must eat all sorts of traditional Australian food like Vegimite sandwiches.
Activities to do with children
-Have children research one of the dishes the possums eat and give a report on how to make it and when and where peopl ...more
Mem Fox is Australia’s most highly regarded picture-book author. Her first book, Possum Magic, is the best selling children’s book ever in Australia, with sales of over three million. And in th ...more