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~FREE BOOK ☤ Possum Magic ♶ Grandma Poss uses her best bush magic to make Hush invisible But when Hush longs to be able to see herself again, the two possums must make their way across Australia to find the magic food that will make Hush visible once “Another treat from Mem Fox that is sure to be treasured The whimsical illustrations are a wonderful complement”Children’s Book Review Service I heard Mem being interviewed on TV a while ago She said that if you didn't have time as parents to read several books a day to your children (meaning picture books, as you might imagine) you should have had gold fish instead.I anxiously rang my mother the next day 'Did you read to us when we were that little?' too little to remember? She reacted a bit like she'd been asked if she abused us 'Of course we read to you when you were little', sounding a bit shocked that I'd even wondered.Not surprisingly, maybe, since my mother taught with Mem when we were little and in fact Mem gave us elocution lessons while we were in primary school My parents thought we should have all these extra things in our lives, but we were just as poor as poor could be, so if somebody like a schoolteaching mate could be called upon to get involved, so much the better She was a dramatic, vivacious teacher.Much later on, about 1980, when I was twenty or so, a girl who used to cast for the famous sex soap opera No 96 in the early seventies, said she wished she could have used my voice I've always wondered if that was due to, or despite, Mem's lessons And if she would have considered this a success or a failure. There’s a cute pictorial map at the end showing the journey through (including regional foods eaten) and places in Australia As always, I love maps in books This is a sweet story of a possum, made magically invisible for safety reasons by her grandma, who decides she wants to be visible How this feat is achieved is great fun Even so, the story didn’t really wow me, but the illustrations are very fine In addition to the fun map, there’s a glossary of Australian terms in the back of the book, all the words being foods common in Australia Fun touch! When Grandma Poss uses her Bush Magic to make Hush invisible, the little possum has many amusing adventures: being squashed by koalas, riding down the backs of kangaroos, and hiding (as her grandmother intended!) from snakes But when she decides that she wants to see herself again, Grandma announces that the cure lies in eating human food, of some kind And so the pair sets off around Australia, eating Anzac biscuits in Adelaide, Minties in Melbourne, and Vegemite sandwiches in DarwinA picturebook travelogue/fantasy featuring two of the most adorable didelphine heroines in literature, Possum Magic is an Australian tourdeforce, and one of two titles that author Mem Fox and illustrator Julie Vivas worked on together (the other being Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge ) The story is engaging enough I liked the inclusion of so many uniquely Australian treats but it is the artwork that really makes the book! Vivas' creatures are amusing, endearing, and simply delightful; her scenes magical and involving! Highly recommended to all young readers who appreciate magical stories, animal stories, or Australian stories! This is a cute story I liked it Nice and easy for mummy to read Now I want a vegemite sandwich, pavlova and lamington for my birthday! Classic Australian children's literature right here Such a lovely little adventure and it was a fun experience with all the foods but there's also that secret little dig at not wanting to be invisible which breaks my heart a little bit these days when I think of it with all my adult wisdom. Another book we had to read for school and another weird one It was included with our history lessons and we had to read it to coincide with Australia A lot of new words included with foreign animals, that make it difficult to learn because there's nothing telling us what the animal is, even though there are pictures So for example, you have a page with lots of animals and words that talk about wombats, kookaburras, dingoes, emus, and bush magic To a 5 yr old with no knowledge of these animals, it makes it very confusing We had to stop and talk about each one, but still, it was hard for him to remember the difference Our lesson includes a song about kookaburras that my son really likes, so now after we've learned the song, it's easy to remember the word, but the book wasn't as helpful in that Still, if you've the time to explain all the stuff in the book, it gives somewhat of an idea of some of Australian animals Not enough info to be helpful, although the pictures were nice. Update Jan 1, 2015:A delightful and beautiful illustrated Australian tale about a little possum who is made invisible and after a while doesn't want to be invisible any He and his grandmother travel throughout Australia to find the right food to turn him back It's a nice mention of various places around the continent and Tazmania, although the drawings don't really reflect that It's so cute and sweet, though, it doesn't matter and you hear about foods from different regions It's still a little random, though.Original review Oct 30, 2008:This has to be one of the most random children's books I've ever read It's a strange story that doesn't make a lot of sense But the illustrations are beautiful watercolors that make the book worth reading on their own. Reread in preparation for my Australia trip Still awesome! A trip back to my childhood! Such an awesome little Aussie story