June 12, 2020

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Yahoo Creek – An Australian Mystery by Tohby Riddle

This CBCA 2020 Eve Pownall Award Short Listed Book is a collection of newspaper extracts and illustrations to bring to life what may well be an Australian Yowie. Activities include drawing your own interpretation of the character portrayed in the story, mapping sightings on a map of NSW, researching Yahoos and Yowies further, persuasive writing as to why Yahoos do or do not exist, craft to create a paper Yahoo and ordering the levels of extinction and deciding which the Yahoo is at.

Yahoo Creek Book Cover


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Your Interpretation of the Yahoo

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NSW Sightings

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Sighting Reports

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The Existence of the Yahoo

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Yahoo Extinction Level

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