THE AWARD WINNING HILARIOUS ADVENTURE WITH A "COOL FACTOR THAT'S OFF THE SCALE!"
Sir Sydney Dinkum is a story "WORTH CHEERING FOR" which is filled with "LAUGHTER & ADVENTURE."
The page turning tale features "masterful" and "brilliant" full color illustrations. "People of every age can appreciate the fun and charming adventures of Sydney and that folks, is guaranteed!"
THE FULL COLOR EDITION IS AVAILABLE. IN PAPERBACK AND HARDBACK
Can you imagine Crocodile Dundee as an animal? Paddington Bear in shining armor? Or Winnie the Pooh on a noble steed? Meet Sir Sydney Dinkum a rascally koala bear from the Outback of Australia who believes he can be The World's Next Big Hero. Like Dr. Doolittle he has the super power to talk to all animals, including humans! Like Don Quixote, he believes it's his job to right the wrongs of the world! But is this just an Impossible Dream? Can a koala really be dubbed knight? Can a little marsupial armed with a boomerang make a difference in the world? Or will Sydney make a mess of things, as usual?
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Sir Sydney Dinkum is a whimsical, lovely read that shows what one can accomplish if he or she follows his or her dreams.
The first thing that attracted me to this book is the cover. Growing up, I have always been a fan of Crocodile Dundee. The series is still holding a special place in my heart. I normally have my daughter review the children’s books that I receive as I believe what could be a better unbiased review of such a book than a child. However, it is currently her vacation, and she is more interested in what is on Youtube than what is on a book’s page. Much to my chagrin.
Starting off, I think it is wonderful that there is a forward devoted to the koala. I am an animal rights activist. It is necessary to protect these creatures, and it is a nice touch to introduce children to the plight that endangered animals’ face.
The illustrations in Sir Sydney Dinkum are breathtaking. They fit in well with the children’s book and help create a whimsical world.I loved the graphic of the tree house.
While the story was well-written, I think maybe some of the languages may have been too sophisticated for an average child. This could turn off some children, but I think others would be challenged by it.
The character that stood out for the most was Syndey. For children, Sydney’s antics would amuse them. Who would think that a koala would have an electric guitar as his favorite possession or have a manual to build a tree house? Or might go on a grand adventure?
I also liked Sancho. He was such a reluctant, lovable sidekick. I liked reading about his transformation as a friend to Sydney.
I would recommend this book for children that are between the ages of twelve and fifteen.