Possum Magic

by Mem Fox, illustrated by Julie Vivas

Grandma Poss used her best bush magic to make Hush invisible. But then the two possums must make their way around Australia to find the magic food to make Hush visible again.

Grandma Poss uses bush magic to make Hush invisible, but can't remember which particular Australian food is needed to reverse the spell. Traveling around the continent in search of an antidote, Grandma and Hush sample Anzac biscuits, mornay, vegemite, and pavlova until the right delicacy is found.  A variety of techniques, including splatter painting and washes, are used to create full- and double-page watercolor illustrations which are a charming complement to the text .

Take a Trip Down Under

The characters, locales, and vocabulary are thoroughly Australian. The author has also included a simplified map and glossary.