Look and See – Written and Illustrated by Shane Morgan


Look and See

Magabala Books

August 2014-08-03

  • ISBN:9781922142221

Paperback. 32 pp

RRP $14.95

What a delightful Early Reader book this is!  Apparently first released 1999, this a super picture book with simple text and striking illustrations for beginning readers.

Earthy colours and an array of Australian native fauna are combined to give the developing young reader a resonant reading experience. This is the Australian version of those wonderful PM Early Readers my Year 1s thrived on many years ago. The  rhyming text is not complex but also never dull.

Shane Morgan, can you please do some more?

I love the simple and repetitive but not ‘same’ text and I adore the stylised illustrations with the echoed colours.

Look at the emu, running so fast. See the emu, he caught me at last!

If you have Preppies, children challenged to read or young disengaged readers, this is a terrific book – and I do hope to see more.


Highly recommended for emerging readers or your kids who may be struggling with reading.


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