This bright, friendly-looking little book is a wonderful addition to the range of “talking books” currently available, particularly so because it has Australasian speakers and an immigrant context . . . The story is interesting and, thankfully for an adult low-ESOL-level reader, assumes some intelligence on the part of the reader . . . The language learning and extra cultural information embedded in the text also makes for a more rewarding, useful and multilayered reading experience.