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The bandicoot book series

Bandicoot Book Reviews

Scoot, Scoot Bandicoot

"When Bounce and Pounce realize Grandpa Bandicoot is unhappy they attempt to solve his problem. Along the way the young bandicoots learn that sometimes helping others is not a simple thing. With considerable effort, cooperation and imagination they finally find a solution that makes Grandpa Bandicoot's life more comfortable.

Miss Treanor has captured the spirit of little ones trying to solve big people problems and learning about themselves in the process. Scoot, Scoot Bandicoot is a delightful read-aloud book for early readers." - Author, R. Toews

The Big Red Bucket

"Readers who remember local author Karen Treanor’s first children’s book, “Scoot, Scoot Bandicoot”, will welcome the next instalment of Bounce and Pounce in “The Big Red Bucket”.

Writing with all the considerable charm at her disposal, Karen is writing about what she knows – the bandicoots at the bottom of her garden.

Elegantly but simply illustrated by Katie Stewart, the book also has an informative section on bandicoots in the wild and a page to colour in yourself. With Christmas on its way it’s time to think of stocking fillers."-–Swan Magazine,

Pounce's Special Friend

“Firstly, thank you so much for honouring me with the opportunity of reading your soon to be published manuscript. (I so wish I had penned it!) Your banter between the characters is so like that between boys and girls, friends and Mums and Dads that it is easy to read comfortably into your story.
Although 'stranger danger' is the main theme of this title, you also manage to esteem mothers, honesty and courage, empathy for those less fortunate and the acceptance of imaginary friends.

The scene when Pounce and Mr Duck confront the snake threatening Jack captures the sense of urgency most effectively - I found myself reading it abruptly and rapidly even to myself .

I reckon this is the best of the bandicoot trilogy and wish you a bonanza of sales.” --librarian, J.M.

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