GO HOME CHEEKY ANIMALS!
Winner of the CBCA Book of the Year (Early Childhood) 2017
In this lively follow-up to Too Many Cheeky Dogs, the camp is invaded by all kinds of feral animals who are finally chased away by the resident cheeky dogs.
At Canteen Creek where we live, there are cheeky dogs everywhere. But when the cheeky goats, donkeys, buffaloes and camels make mischief in the camp, the dogs just lie there – until those pesky animals really go too far. Then the cheeky camp dogs roar into action!
‘A funny, uplifting and beautifully written tale about family, home and place.’ Ros Moriaty, author of Listening to Country.
Created with support from the Northern Territory Government.
Winner CBCA Book of the Year, Early Childhood 2017
Shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year - Indigenous Children 2016
‘This gem of a book has all the makings to inform and delight. Even the end papers are a treat! Bell’s language is descriptive yet sparing and … Beasley’s depictions of the cheeky animals breathes a sense of fun into a story that embraces family, place, nature and the flow of the seasons in a remote Indigenous community.’ Buzzwords magazine
‘The concept is simple but it’s a winner … Bell’s narrative brings the scenes to life and she cleverly provides lots of places for young listeners to join in with a shout at the animals … This is an excellent text to share with kids who want to learn about Australia’s remote places and communities, as well as making a great read-aloud for anytime.’ The book chook
‘There is an engaging sense of barely controlled mayhem in this book … this exuberant book celebrates life in the Northern Territory, its weather extremes and its extremely cheeky creatures.’ Sydney Morning Herald
‘A funny and thought-provoking tale about family, home and place … that links with the geography syllabus (location – place and Country), maths (counting), and learning about Aboriginal perspective through cultural awareness.‘ Thinkspace
Resources & Links
Read more about Johanna and Dion
Watch a book reading by Uncle Jack Charles for Play School
Listen to Johanna Bell reading Go Home Cheeky Animals! via the Kinderling Kids Radio App
Watch an Auslan Version of the book by the Australian Literacy & Numeracy Foundation
Read an author Q&A with Kids Book Review, listen to a conversation between Johanna Bell and Kinderling Kids Radio or watch a short video story about the making of the book.
Read about Johanna and Dion’s creative collaboration in this online story by the ABC