Seven stories, suitable for children 4 - 10
The Rainbow Children
The seven stories are suitable for children 4 - 10 years.
Jenny, an only child, stays for the holidays in the country with Great Aunt Gwendoline who lives in a strange little house which has a mulberry tree growing in the back yard. Aunt Gwendoline writes children's books. Jenny helps her aunt write a story about children who live in the Australian bush. She makes friends with a mother and Joey kangaroo and helps an echidna find a new home.
In Beware of the Docodile, Emma and Nathaniel meet new friends, Pamela and Sam when they stay for the holidays with Aunt Susannah. . Emma and Nathaniel are surprised when Sam tells them he has written a book about a docodile who lives in the creek.
Willy Wombat is sent to look for a new home in Willy Wombat looks for a home. He meets some animals who off to let him live with them. But are their houses suitable for Willy.
And four other stories.
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The Rainbow children lived in a house which had a huge mulberry tree growing in the back garden. In summer, they sat in the mulberry tree, eating mulberries.
"I love mulberries," Katie said to Jenny who soon made friends with the Rainbow children.
"So do I," said Jenny.
Katie stuffed ripe mulberries in her mouth. Purple juice oozed down her chin. She wiped it away with the back of her hand.
"You should be called Katie Mulberry instead of Katie Rainbow," said Jenny.
"So I should," agreed Katie.
"We're going to build a raft so we can have a great adventure," said Tommy. "Would you like to come, Jenny?"
"I hope we don't see a crocodile," said Amelia who was a little timid.
"Silly," said Tommy. "Crocodiles only live in the north of Australia."
Jenny helped Tommy and Katie make a raft. They nailed planks of wood to two lengths of timber and tied a red flag with a rainbow painted on it to a pole at the front of the raft.
Amelia packed a basket with mulberry jam sandwiches, apples and a bottle of water and one of orange juice.
"We'll be gone all day," Katie cried to the house by the mulberry tree as they set sail down the creek.
They stopped beside the acacia bush and took on board, Mary and Joey Kangaroo, and Clarrie Crow who promised not to eat other people's food.
"I'll only eat my share," said Clarrie Crow.
"Don't stand so close to the edge of the raft, Joey," Mary Kangaroo warned. "You'll fall in."
Joey Kangaroo didn't take any notice of his mother. He was behaving very naughtily, indeed.
The raft drifted ever so slowly down the creek. "I wonder if we'll ever have an adventure," said Tommy.