In Uluru and rufous (wallaby) it is a ‘u’ that says ‘oo’ but in cockatoo and hullabaloo ‘oo’ is just its own self – and then there’s words such as move, or shoe or two, where ‘oo’ is virtually unrecognisable. No wonder indeed that English is such a hard language to acquire for our ESL students as well as our emerging readers.
The text itself is highly appealing to readers but the illustrations are simply superb and truly enhance the reading experience. For the many children who will never see the red centre this is a beautiful vicarious trip to this amazing landscape.
Not surprisingly, this picture book won Book of the Year in the 2019 Speech Pathology Award Australia, which very much affirms it’s value in your literacy or reading program.
It certainly has my recommendation for your readers as the begin their journey to reading fluency.
Title: The Oo in Uluru
Author: Judith Barker
Illustrator: Janie Frith
Publisher: Woodslane Press, $16.99
For ages: 4+
Type: Picture Book
June 2, 2021 at 12:35AM DimbutNice