NZ Writer and Illustrator
Nikki Slade Robinson
Munkle Arvur and the Big Dry
Scholastic 2014 $19.99pb 32pp
ISBN 978 1 7754 3213 5
Themes: Droughts/ Series/ Sharing of resources/ Water conservation
In Tikaroo Town (population 350) something bad is happening to the town’s water supply. The taps are drizzling dust; the mayor has no water for his bath and Miss Pettigrew Moore, famed for her prize vege garden, is now growing limpulous leeks. But all is not lost! Munkle Arvur (eco-hero of Munkle Arvur and the Bod) is in charge of the town water supply and realises at once the source of the problem. It is his old enemy - the Bod so he pulls on his hat, jumps on his bike and sets off to find him.
Nikki Slade Robinson, author and illustrator, must have had so much fun writing and creating the images for this story with its strong links to Dr Seuss.
RecommendedYear 2 up/ Age 6 up