Originally published in 1983, the Far Out! series is an Aussie favourite. With five in the series, Far Out Brussel Sprout!, All Right Vegemite!, Unreal Banana Peel!, Real Keen Baked Bean!, and Roll Over Pavlova! (all PB $8), these books are filled with classic Australian rhymes and chants that every child should know. Compiled by June Factor from Australian archives but also from children themselves as they wrote to her with material of their own, most of the rhymes are silly, funny and VERY Australian!
She danced across the ballroom floor,
Her dress it was fantastic.
All of a sudden she rushed for the door -
You can’t trust Coles’ elastic.
‘Doctor, doctor, I feel like a curtain.’
‘For heaven’s sake, man,
Pull yourself together!’
As schoolyard favourites from my own childhood, I remember these books well, and am pleased to see them back in style in a smaller pocket-sized format. Hilarious illustrations by Peter Viska complete the perfect recipe to get your kids reading and laughing!