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'Have you seen my grandmother?' asked the little boy.
'There are only goannas here,' replied the station master. 'Is your grandmother a goanna?'
One day a little boy sets out to visit his grandmother. But each station he comes to is full of a different sort of animal, and his grandmother is not a gorilla, or an elephant, or a walrus - or a goanna! So the train steams on - Chuffa Chuffa, Chuffa, Chuffa - until finally, on the very last station, there she is.
A wonderfully fun, imaginative story with a reassuring, heart-warming conclusion that every grandchild (and grandmother!) will love!
Educational potential
Pamela Allen's picture books are ideal for showing students how rhythm, repetition and humour can be used to create a successful and engaging text. Her work is wonderful to share and read aloud with very small children, as the words encourage their active participation.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143502081

    March 30, 2009

    Picture Puffin

    32 pages

    RRP $17.99

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Awards and Recognition

  • REAL Children's Choice Awards
    2008
    Shortlisted
    Picture Story Books