Hot Dogs and Dinosnores is a hilarious, laugh-out-loud joke book stuffed full of funny animal jokes to get kids laughing, from Amanda Li, the author of Jellyphants and Wooly Jumpers. Children love telling jokes to their friends and family, and these jokes are easy to read and easy to remember. Perfect for beginner readers who delight in fun wordplay. What do you call a dog who likes bubble baths? A shampoodle. Why do cats make terrible storytellers? They only have one tail. Where did the kittens go for their school trip? To the mew-seum. What kind of gum do bees chew? Bumblegum.
It is the summer of 2001 and in Cairo's crowded streets the heat is rising...The unsolved murders of young homeless boys are fanning the embers of religious hatred.As tensions mount, Makana - who fled his home in Sudan a decade ago - has a premonition that history may be about to repeat itself. Hired to investigate threats that have been made to a hapless travel agent Makana finds himself drawn to Meera, a woman who knows what it is like to lose everything and who needs his help. But Makana's troubled past is trying to lay claim to him once again, this time in the form of a dubious businessman who possesses a powerful secret. When Makana witnesses a brutal killing he attracts the attention of both the state security services and a dangerous gangster family. His search for answers takes him from the labyrinths of Cairo to the ancient city of Luxor and an abandoned monastery in the desert, into a web of intrigue and violence.
Michelle's poems feature everything from redback spiders and sharks to koalas and sugar gliders, to things that go bump in the night and horrible habits, to favourite foods and school, to the uniqueness of our country and its characters... Many poems have a recognisable Australian sense of humour and a larrikin tone which young readers will no doubt enjoy.A variety of poetic styles and forms are used in the book. These include traditional rhyming, free verse, haiku, list poem, ode, lullaby, anagram, fantastical nonsense poems, landscape poems, lyrical poems, narrative poems. This book would be an invaluable resource for teachers introducing students to the diversity of poetry, while at the same time bringing poems which are fun and accessible to children.The book is especially suitable for children in their primary school, as well as preschool-aged children (aided by an adult reader) As well as being an excellent introduction to the amazing world of poetry, teenagers, adults and children, will enjoy many of these poems for their humour and playfulness.
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