Grandpa Karm's First Catholic Australian Reader

Book cover: 'Grandpa Karm's First Catholic Australian Reader'
Author(s): 
Karmenu Attard
Copyright: 
1998
Publisher: 
Karmenu Attard
Binding: 
Softcover
Number of pages: 
20 pages
Grade / Age level: 
Review: 

"Grandpa Karm" has written a 20-page first level reader, illustrated with black and white clip art and holy card reproductions. The typeface is large and clear and easy for a new reader to follow. Self-published and bound with staples and binding tape, the book may not hold up well to repeated readings by boisterous young readers.

The story describes farm life in Australia, and the children have a kangaroo and a possum for pets. At the end of the story, the children learn the most simple truths of the Catholic faith. This is a basal reader, and includes vocabulary such as sheep, bear, tea, Friday, thank, rosary, and Mass.

Available from the author at www.ozemail.com.au/~karatt/index.htm

Perspective: 
Catholic