Paddy O’Melon The Irish Kangaroo

Paddy O’Melon

By Julia Cooper and Daryl Dickson

Paddy O’Melon is the endearing story of a young rainforest kangaroo. Separated from his mother as a young joey, Paddy is found and raised by an Irish family who live in the rainforest and often help orphaned or injured animals. But while Paddy loves his new human family, he’s curious to find out what he really is.

So, he sets out on a journey into the rainforest where he meets a range of other interesting animals — from musky rat-kangaroos to green tree frogs, from ringtail possums to flying-foxes. But all he really wants is to be reunited with his mother and his own kind. Perhaps the cassowary can tell this little red-legged pademelon who he really is and take him safely home?


Class 2-4 gave the book 4 stars

The children enjoyed the tale of the little kangaroo and his journey through the rainforest.

They thought that the illustrations showed off the native animals perfectly. Saying that we need to look after the native animals.

They all thought it was great that he got home to his family


Jnr book worms Book Review

A delightful tale  with its beautiful illustrations that showcases the Australian rainforest animals.

It takes us on a wonderful journey while subtly giving us an important message of conservation. A great book to introduce children to the fascinating animals of the rainforest



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