Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Beach Sports Car by Darlene Oxenham ★★★★

Reviewed by Sophia (Aged 10)  Meet Sophia

In BEACH SPORTS CAR written by Darlene Oxenham, Annie wishes to have a beach sports car, to ride along the beach and to have picnics there. When dad told Annie that they were getting a beach sports car she can hardly believe it! When they get the sports car Annie’s in Shock! It takes a lot of work and a fair bit of imagination to turn dad’s old dump into the beach sports car of Annie’s dreams. 
I thought this was a great story, even though it was short and I strongly recommend this book.
BEACH SPORTS CAR is part of the Waarda series for young readers.

Thank you to Fremantle Press for our review copy.  For more information on this book and where to purchase please CLICK HERE


        Waarda, Nyungar for talking and sharing stories and information is an exciting new Indigenous children’s series. Edited by Sally Morgan, the series is designed to support the literacy needs of Indigenous children in primary school by making available to them stories written by Indigenous authors. At the same time, it will introduce non-Indigenous children to the richness and depth of Indigenous storytelling. Above all, it is a collection of fun, interesting and diverse first chapter books for new readers.
         For more information on indigenous writers and the Waarda series, CLICK HERE

Darlene Oxenham is a Malgana woman from Shark Bay on the coast of Western Australia. Her story Beach Sports Car was inspired by her time growing up in Useless Loop. Darlene has worked in Higher Education for over twenty years and is a Professor at the School of Indigenous Studies at The University of Western Australia.

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