Picked up some of my old childhood books while we were dropping Mum and Dad home on Sunday. Amongst them was this gem:
Anybody else have fond memories of Skippy?
The large sized picture book by Victor Barnes with gorgeous illustrations by Walter Stackpool tells the story of how Skippy ended up living with the Hammonds at Ranger Headquarters despite the rule that animals were released into the wild after they learned to look after themselves.
We learn about their special call on a gumleaf...
...and about playing the game of 'postman'. (This bringing back memories for anyone except me?)
Finally we hear the story of how Skippy saved Sonny from 'terrible trouble'.
Skippy can stay at Headquarters. Sonny needs her to look after him!You may have trouble finding a copy of the book, and it's not worth the $25.00 asking price of the copy I found through Google, but you can watch the telly show on DVD if you're keen:
This video is interesting too:
Skippy, Skippy, Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
Skippy, Skippy, Skippy our friend ever true