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Boondaburra is sad. Why do the other animals make fun of him just because he is different?When tragedy strikes in the Australian bush, Boondaburra learns that being unique has its advantages. Boondaburra is the story of a platypus' journey from rejection to accepting and understanding his uniqueness, and the friends who come to accept and admire those differences.
Meet the Author
Natalie Lonsdale is a former Early Childhood Educator who is currently studying to be a Library Technician. Natalie loves children's literature, photography, travelling, history, and eucalyptus trees. Boondaburra is Natalie's first book, and she is working on several more. Natalie has a heart to write stories that encourage children to delight in God's word and in His love.
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I really enjoyed reading Boondaburra. The illustrations are gorgeous and relevant to the action taking place. The story celebrates God's creation of many different types of animals. At the start of the story Boondaburra struggles with feelings of inadequacy because the other animals treat him like an outcast. A number of native Australian animals are included in the story and they learn the importance of appreciating each other's unique characteristics. The author's note at the end provides fascinating platypus facts. I highly recommend Boondaburra to those looking for a fun and inspiring children's story. Many thanks to Even Before Publishing for providing a review copy.
This is a beautiful story set against the backdrop of the Australian Bush. Using the Australian platypus as the central character, the author has not only managed to educate young children about the platypus, but has effectively used the uniqueness of the platypus as a testimony to God's creation. Your children will learn that God doesn't make mistakes, and that every one of them has a purpose, despite their differences. It teaches children about acceptance, forgiveness, friendship and love. All of this is encapsulated by the gorgeous illustrations! A must have book for all children! The author has also cleverly added platypus facts at the end of the story, which include tips on how children can protect our native animals and their bush land environment.