Saturday 26 February 2022

Mrs Koala’s Beauty Parlour

Mrs Koala’s Beauty Parlour by Catherine Jinks, illustrated by Tania McCartney (Working Title Press) HB RRP $19.99 ISBN 9781921504648

Reviewed by Wendy Haynes

This gorgeously illustrated concept picture book for ages three plus tells the story of Mrs Koala in her busy beauty parlour. This book explores counting down from 10 to 1 with array of fun animals – fancy frogs get facials, to shaggy sheep get shorn visiting Mrs Koala’s Beauty Parlour. The use of alliteration makes it a fun and interesting read- along book. Every page is bursting and bustling with colour, activity and exquisite detail giving more depth to the story.

Mrs Koala is certainly busy, and the reader follows her during a jam-packed day as she pampers her customer. Children will love this fun imaginative counting book which also features find a key in each scene.

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