Colin Cockroach Goes to Caloundra

  • Chris McKimmie
  • Ford Street Publishing
  • 2020
  • ISBN: 9781925804546

RRP: $24.95 (Inc. GST)


Past the mountains where the dinosaurs used to roam.
Past the big pineapple. Surfin’ at the beach. Dancin’ at the disco.
Making new friends. Missing old ones.

Colin’s accidental holiday has to come to an end.
He needs to go home and find his family.

Colin Cockroach flees to Caloundra to avoid the roach bomb placed by the humans from his house. After enjoying a new setting he decides to return home to his parents, who have relocated to under the sink of the house next door. With rich language including examples of alliteration, rhyming, word play, strong verbs, and fantastic variety of sentence structures, this book is an ideal mentor text for young writers all the way from Foundation to Year 6. In addition, it contains a strong message about acceptance and differences which can be compared to refugees and would also make a worthwhile addition to a Readers’ Workshop.

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