Author(s): Dianne Wolfer
I'm not really difficult, it's just that my mum is enough to drive anyone mad. She rescues injured or abandoned animals and our house is overflowing with joeys and bandicoots. When I was little I thought it was cool, but now I am in Year Six, Mum doesn't understand that I have other things to do with my life.
Charmingly illustrated, The Kid Whose Mum Kept Possums in Her Brais a warm, heartfelt story about a young girl who just wants to be normal like her friends. And, more importantly, she wants her mum to be normal - like her friend's mums- they don't have kangaroos in the kitchen or possums in their bras.
To be fair, Mon's mum does offer to change, to become 'normal' - but is that really what Mon wants?
Full of gentle humour, this latest offering from Dianne Wolfer makes for a splendid read for middle primary readers.