The Longdrop by Joan Joass – Illustrated by Bob Darroch

Here’s a fantastic tale for kids about the classic Kiwi holiday that includes a caravan, a beach and the sometimes-smelly toilet shed out the back of the holiday section — the longdrop.

The kids need to go, and the public loo is sooo.. far away from their caravan. So, Dad builds a longdrop! When the paper builds to capacity Dad thinks and thinks and solves his problem — with a match …

Based on a true story (Joan’s husband is ‘Dad’), this fun rhyming story celebrates the hilarious situations that arise from the Kiwi ‘she’ll be right’ approach to life. Bob Darrochs’ jam-packed illustrations perfectly depict New Zealand holiday time.

https://www.oratia.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/The-Longdrop-Teacher-Notes.pdf

Reading Age: 5 to 8 years

RRP: Paperback NZ$19.99

Published by Oratia Books

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