Thursday 28 October 2021

The Adventures of Triz the Babysitter

The Adventures of Triz the Babysitter by Haydn Crespan, illustrated by Damien Crespan  (Boolarong Press) RRP $19.99 ISBN 9781925877878     

Reviewed by Wendy Haynes

Triz a small gliding lizard becomes an excepted babysitter of a very large egg for Marjorie. So Triz climbs, and climbs, up to the nest which sits on a branch of the tallest tree in the forest. But soon after Marjorie flies away the egg hatches causing Triz worry and mayhem as he tries to keep the chick safe.

Set in pre-historic times this story explores resilience, stepping up to the challenge, and no hint of giving up. Join Triz on his adventure as he protects this chick time after time from some hairy moments. This story is for 2 – 6-year-olds. The illustrator has balanced the storytelling with mainly vignette-style illustrations in earthy tones with some funny images sure have the kids laughing.

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