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  • Published: 7 January 2020
  • ISBN: 9780143790327
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 24
  • RRP: $19.99

Roo Knows Blue

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A joyous celebration of colour in the Australian bush from bestselling author-illustrator Renee Treml.

Who knows blue? Roo knows blue!
But does Roo know other colours too?
Sing along with Roo and Possum as they practise their colours.

  • Pub date: 7 January 2020
  • ISBN: 9780143790327
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 24
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Renee Treml

Renée Treml was inspired by Australia’s wildlife and native birds after moving from the USA to Australia in 2007. She loves to create artworks that highlight the subtle details of nature with delicacy and humour. Renée’s books have won or been listed for awards including the CBCA Crichton Award for New Illustrator, Speech Pathology Book of the Year and the Environment Award for Children’s Literature. Renée’s illustrations are featured on a variety of products, including stationery, ceramics and fine art prints.

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Praise for Roo Knows Blue

“From the cute kangaroo smiling at the reader on the front cover to the gorgeous flowers on the end papers this book is a joy to read aloud . . . The illustrations are a joy and children will love the expressions on the faces of Roo and Possum and the bright colours of the backgrounds . . . This is a delightful way for young children to learn about colours while older ones will love the repetition and humour. All will enjoy looking for the colours of the different animals and objects and beautiful flowers in a second reading. Roo Knows Blue is a keeper. It is sure to become a family favourite.”

Pat Pledger, ReadPlus

“This joyful picture book will have your young child laughing along as they listen to the story and see the illustrations of a young kangaroo who either loves blue too much or doesn’t know his colours very well! . . . This picture book is a marvellous way to explore the different colours in the Australian bush and may even inspire a local bushwalking to see not only the array of colours but the various shades of each one.”


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