'The 60 poems in this collection appear in their original, or near original, form and are wide-ranging in their subject matter: animals, the countryside, the struggle of bush life, early transport, sport, growing old, being young and having fun with words! But whether they are humorous, serious or playful, they are simply a joy to read!
'No matter if we grew up reciting these classic poems at school, quote from them on important occasions or are meeting them for the first time, there is no doubt that these classic poems embody what it is to be Australian.' (From the publisher's website.)
'Hist! … Hark! The night is very dark, And we’ve to go a mile or soAcross the Possum Park. Three children cross the dark and gloomy park to get home. Will they make it before their imaginary fears come to life?' (Publication summary)