Author: Josephine Barrymore
Illustrator: Lauren Wilhelm
Publisher: Little Aussie Pty, Ltd.
Publication Date: 1994
Genre: Concept Book / Picture Book
Audience: Pre-K - 2
Overview: This story takes place in Yardie Creek, which is a real place on the Northwestern side of Australia. It is the story about five Monitor Lizards who are known on the land as the Bungarra Five. It is fun-loving story that teaches readers about manners and morals while exposing them to many interesting creatures found throughout Australia.
Activity: After reading this book to class, have the students write three sentences about a lesson they learned and to write one polite manner that they will try to abide by for the rest of the school year.
Reviewer’s Name: Corri Deegan