* Contents derived from the Chatswood,Chatswood - Gordon - Castlecrag area,Sydney Northern Suburbs,Sydney,:Macquarie Library,1987 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
'It's the day of the Golden Kites. Little Ho travels to the Palace Gardens to watch the noblemen fly their magnificent kites. When the Great Lord Emperor comes to choose the best one, Little Ho dares to produce his own small kite. Will the soldiers strike him down? But the boy's courage and love of life win him a surprising new friend.' (Source: Bookseller's website)
Ten Little Rabbitsi"Ten little Rabbits playing round a mine",1987single work poetry children's
The ten little rabbits meet miserable ends, for example, 'One ate a quince-jam bait, then there were three...One got asphyxiated, then there were two'. The robustness of Australian rabbit populations, however, ensures that there are another ten rabbits by the end of the poem.
Highrisei"Do you know what I would build",Sally Odgers,
1987single work poetry children's
When a Carrion Crow spots Old Man Crocodile at rest in a muddy river he tells the crocodile that there is another river close by and offers to lead him to it. Of course it is a trick and Old Man Crocodile is stranded until a kind villager takes pity on him and returns him to the river. The ungrateful crocodile takes hold of the villager's bullock's leg until a rabbit shouts to the villager to hit the crocodile. Old Man Crocodile wishes to exact revenge upon the rabbit so lies in wait. He eventually catches the rabbit but the rabbit tricks the crocodile into opening his mouth and makes good his escape.