Mopoke

Title: Mopoke
Author: Philip Bunting
Illustrator: Philip Bunting
Publisher: Scholastic (2017)
ISBN: 9781407180748
 
Bunting’s website explains that a Mopoke is “the Australian nickname for the Southern Boobook, our smallest and most common species of owl. They are known for a love of peace and quiet, and their eponymous “mo-poke” call.” The Mopoke in the book struggles to find the peace and quiet it desires among the disturbances of the bush. Each page has one sentence beginning with “This is…” to describe the owl illustrated on the opposite page, their name being a play on the word Mopoke – slowpoke, fropoke, crowpoke.

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Scholastic: Mopoke Teacher Notes
Philip Bunting Website: Literacy, and Beyond
Philip Bunting Website: Read With, Not To
Centre for Literacy in Primary Education: Wordless Picture Books
Book Trust: Wordless books- how to step into the picture with your child
Kids in the House: Importance of Creating a Peaceful Environment for Young Children
Philip Bunting Official Website
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