Five Little Platypuses / Karen Erasmus (illustrator)
Five Little Platypuses is the book you expect it to be. It’s the cute, cuddly, Australian version of Five Little Ducks.
Erasmus’s illustrations are oh-so-cute. The platypuses are very cuddly, and you want to cuddle the mummy platypus too when her last platypus heads off over the billabong and far away.
Five Little Platypuses won’t blow your mind. But it’s not meant to. It’s a read-along, sing-along book with the bonus of being a tune we all know well. And despite ‘platypus’ containing just a few more syllables than ‘duck’ (with an extra one thrown in for the plural version), the rhyme fits.
Recommended for children aged born and up. You can buy Five Little Platypuses from Booktopia here.
Have you read Five Little Platypuses? What did you think?
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