Our Australian ABC Book Mrs. Poma’s Class March 10, 2006
A is for Aborigine. The Aborigines are the native Australians.
B is for Boomerang. Boomerangs are used by Aborigines for hunting and as weapons.
C is for Crocodile. The crocodile lives in the swamps and attacks large animals and human beings.
E is for Emu. The emu is a large bird that does not fly. It eats fruit and roots.
G is for Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef in the world.
H is for Hat. The corks swing from the strings on the hat to keep the bugs away.
I is for Instrument. The Aborigines blow on the didgeridoo and make a beautiful sound.
K is for Kookaburra. A kookaburra is a bird that makes a laughing sound.
L is for Lizard. The Australian Frilled Lizard hisses to scare away other animals.
M is for Marsupial. Marsupials are mammals with pouches. They carry their babies in their pouch. koala quoll kangaroo
N is for Numbat. A numbat is a small marsupial that eats termites with its long, sticky tongue.
Q is for Quoll. A quoll is a marsupial that lives in rock piles or in hollow logs and hunts at night.
R is for Ringed-tail Possum. This possum has a long tail and lives in the trees.
S is for Sheep Station. Sheep stations or ranches are found in Australia. Sheep are raised for wool and food.
T is for Tasmanian Devil. It is a fierce animal that can hunt and kill a sheep all by itself.
U is for Under. Australia is called the “land down under” because it is below the equator.
V is for Veranda. Many houses in Australia have covered porches or verandas.
X is for X-ray Art. The Aborigines made the x-ray art on the cave walls thousands of years ago.
Z is for Zoo. There are zoos in Australia which have many special animals.