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Magic Fish Dreaming by June Perkins, illustrated by Helene Magisson (Gumbootspearlz Press)
ISBN 9780980731187 PB RRP $17.99
Review: Teena Raffa-Mulligan
Words and pictures dance a joyful duet throughout the pages of this beautifully presented illustrated collection of poems.
Magic Fish Dreaming invites young readers to seek out and appreciate the wonders of this world we share and recognise the poetry in the natural and urban environment.
June Perkins’ poetry is evocative and whimsical and their spirit is reflected in Helene Magisson’s exquisite full colour illustrations.
The collection opens with the delightful Hunting for a Poem, my personal favourite.
We can hear the waves
Yes, we can be like waves
Find simile in sky
Clouds whispering ‘goodbye’.
Readers are then led on a journey of the imagination to explore secret places, chat with a cassowary, do a storm dance, sing a rain song and let their imaginations roam free in…
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