Littlest Bushranger written by Alison Reynolds
& Illustrated by Heath McKenzie
Published by The Five Mile Press
“The Littlest Bushranger” is the newest publication for Children’s author Alison Reynolds.
When Jack’s big sister Lil starts school, he is left at home with his trusty dog Hector. But before Lil departs she trusts Jack to take care of her favourite toy telescope. Jack puts his mind and his active imagination to work and the adventure begins! His task is to win back the telescope from a thieving and rather menacing outlaw. Jack pictures his bike as a horse, a broom as a sword, while he challenges the outlaw (a black crow) to return Lil’s favorite toy.
The tale is exciting and the ending is a delightful surprise. “The Littlest Bushranger” is an inspired and visual read for young children. I wonder if Alison has it in mind to pen more adventures for Jack, as I believe this could easily become a series of books. With fun use of language and lively illustrations, Alison Reynolds and Heath McKenzie make quite a clever team.
CKT Book Reviewer