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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A delightful and beautiful illustrated Australian tale about a little possum who is made invisible and after a while doesn't want to be invisible anymore. He and his grandmother travel throughout Australia to find the right food to turn him back. It's a nice mention of various places around the continent and Tazmania, although the drawings don't really reflect that. It's so cute and sweet, though, it doesn't matter and you hear about foods from different regions.
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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
It was also used with ESL students in that school, and the quality of the story-telling, and the humour is such that those students never felt offended or that they were being given "baby books". It also helped introduce them to ...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
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.
Content notes: No issues...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
2) Review: This book tells a very sweet story. It teaches the lesson to be careful what you wish for because some ...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