Friday, January 2, 2015

Kangaroo Clues

Make haste and come join the chase. Kangaroo outsmarts the Dingo. He is joined by his friends in the outback where the sun scorches the Earth and survival is definitely for the fittest. 

Author Margot Finke, does not disappoint in yet another intriguing book of rhyme.  The illustrations by Mustafa Delioglu are alive with color and expression.  The Australian wildlife with all of its wonder is depicted in these educational pages. Explanations and definitions rest at the bottom of several pages, which is quite handy for educational guides such as teachers or home school parents.

Children will experience the struggle and survival of creatures large and small. Kangaroo Clues will intrigue them, and excite their curiosity.

Margot Finke is the author of many rhyming books for children.  Kangaroo Clues is a beautiful book that will make a fun and educational addition to any child’s library.  My advice would be to view all of her rhyming books, both Australian culture and otherwise.  Margot also writes about dyslexia.  Check out all of her books on

This book has been reviewed by Susan Hornbach, author of children’s literature

Margot Finke.

Margot Finke is an Aussie author whose 13 books range from midgrade adventure fiction to rhyming picture books. For many years she has lived in Oregon with her husband and family. Gardening, travel, and reading fill in the cracks between her writing. 

Their three children are now grown and doing very well.  Four delightful grandchildren round out Margot’s family.

Her Manuscript Critique Service helps children’s writers polish and tighten their stories before publication.  Helping other writers succeed, and HOOKING kids on reading, are Margot’s special goals.

She didn't begin serious writing until the day their youngest left for college. This late start drives her writing, and pushes her to work at it every day. Margot says, "I really envy those who began young, and managed to slip into writing mode between kid fights, diaper changes, household disasters, and outside jobs. You are my heroes! "


  1. Hi Susan, this is another great Australian book by Margot. I love her rhymes and the illustrations are perfect for this one, too. Thanks for reviewing. Penny (

    1. Thank you Penny. Your support is appreciated.

    2. Thank you Penny. Your support is appreciated.