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WINNER, 2016 AUSTRALIAN BOOK INDUSTRY AWARDS, READER'S CHOICE AWARD
SHORTLISTED, 2016 AUSTRALIAN BOOK INDUSTRY AWARDS, SMALL PUBLISHERS’ CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE YEAR
SHORTLISTED, 2016 SPEECH PATHOLOGY AUSTRALIA BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS, INDIGENOUS CHILDREN'S CATEGORY
Kookoo is a kind and well-loved kookaburra who is famous for entertaining the other bush creatures with his funny stories. One day Kookoo runs out of kind stories to tell, and he turns to teasing and making fun of the other animals. Refusing to listen to the sage advice of his uncle, Kookoo finds himself alone and ignored by his friends. When he listens to the sound of his own laughter, it is an unhappy sound. Finally he remembers his uncle's words "Kindness is like a boomerang - if you throw it often, it comes back often..."
"The beautiful imagery conjures emotions and the illustrations are bright, bold dot paintings."
– Sharon Seymour, CBCA Reading Time