Blinky Bill the naughty Koala is one of the most well-loved characters in Australian Children’s fiction. There is never a dull moment for Mrs Koala having Blinky as her cup. Traveling with Blinky on his adventures through the bush as he meets new friends and has many funny adventures and misadventures is an Australian rite of passage.
As an Australian I grew up reading Blinky Bill, so I was really looking forward to re reading this book and seeing Blinky through adult eyes. Reading this book transported me back to my childhood. It is easy to see why Blinky Bill has captured the hearts of young readers for so many years.
Dorothy Wall’s amazing writing is perfectly complimented by her beautiful illustrations. Reading about not only Blinky, but the huge array of Australian bush creatures featured in these stories makes me proud to be an Australian.
Dorothy Wall has created the perfect stories. Her amazing characters and great plot make for a truly enjoyable reading experience. This classic Australian children’s book is a favourite for young readers and it will continue to be for a very long time.
If you haven’t yet met Blinky Bill now is as good a time as any to go and get yourself a copy of The complete adventures of Blinky Bill.
I look forward to the day when I will be reading my children the stories of Blinky Bill and his bush friends.