COCKATOO, TOO by Bethany Deeney Murguia
Published by Five Mile Press
Whew, it's a jungle in there.
Cockatoo is alone, until there are two. And then the fun begins. Their joy is contagious as they dance together until, two more cockatoos join them, who dance with flower petal tutus. The story crescendos until there is a pause as four tutued toucans appear, who ask if cockatoos can can-can too?
Author/illustrator Bethany Deeney Murguia has used a play on words to tell this fun story about cockatoos that will have youngsters giggling as they learn about the ambiguity of our english language. When you scout the illustrations, you will discover what children see, and suddenly the magic of the book will sprinkle its clever creativity over you.
COCKATOO, TOO is a wonderful picture book for shared reading with youngsters. Young readers will enjoy predicting who is about to arrive on the next page as they decipher the rhyming and mind boggling word play that accompanies each page.
The colourful vibrant illustrations will make this book a favourite.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author/Illustrator: Bethany Deeney Murguia
Title: COCKATOO, TOO
Publisher: The Five Mile Press
Published: December 2015