Anh Do

Christmas is just around the corner, and if you’ve left your gift shopping a little late (don’t worry, we all do it!), these five children’s books from Anh Do make the perfect presents for your grandkids.

1. The Little Refugee 

Anh Do nearly didn't make it to Australia. His entire family came close to losing their lives as they escaped from war-torn Vietnam in an overcrowded boat. It was a dangerous journey, with murderous pirates and terrifying storms, but they managed to survive. Life in suburban Australia was also hard for a small boy with no English and funny lunches. But there was a loving extended family, lots of friends, and always something to laugh about for Anh, his brother Khoa and their sister Tram. And eventually for a young Anh, who tried hard to see the bright side of life no matter what the difficulty, there was triumph. The Little Refugee tells the uplifting and inspiring story of the incredible childhood of one of Australia's favourite personalities.

2. WeirDo 

My parents could have given me any first name at all, like John, Kevin, Shmevin... ANYTHING. Instead I’m stuck with the worst name since Mrs Face called her son Bum.

Weir Do’s the new kid in school.

With an unforgettable name, a crazy family and some seriously weird habits, fitting in won’t be easy... But it will be funny!

3. Hot Dog 

Meet Hotdog, the sausage dog, and his friends! There’s Kev, the goofy cat, who’s always dressed up in some silly costume, and Lizzie, the gutsy lizard, who eats bug burgers for breakfast! 

Together they’re going on a mad adventure to help a baby bird find its missing mum! Hotdog and his friends will go to any lengths, and dizzying heights, to find her! But can they handle dirty nappies and karate-chopping roosters along the way?

4. What Do They Do with All the Poo from All the Animals At the Zoo? 

What do they do with all the poo from all the animals at the zoo? The hippos, the tigers, the kangaroos what do they do with all that poo? There’s so much poo at the zoo… Where does it all go? Do they mix it into chocolate ice-cream? Sprinkle it on pizza? Stir it in the local swimming pool?! 

With the hilarious bonus CD recording, you can sing along in search of the stinky truth!

5. There’s a Big Green Frog in the Toilet 

There’s a big green frog in the toilet and it’s looking up at me. There’s a big green frog in the toilet and I’m busting for a wee!

Sing along to find out what happens when a frog won’t budge in this funny story from Anh Do, Simon Mellor and Heath McKenzie!

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