There’s Something in the Bush, Matilda

THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE BUSH, MATILDA! is an interactive illustrated children’s audio book by Susan Syddall. Engaging illustrations and text have been designed to motivate children to read for pleasure and information.

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There's Something in the Bush, Matilda! Story Outline

Matilda is on an adventure in the Australian Bush.
This is no ordinary adventure as each time Matilda turns around,
she finds something hiding. What could it be?

This book includes number concepts (one through to nine).

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This ends the preview of THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE BUSH, MATILDA. To see the rest of this humorous story, buy the app here.

What's Unique About This App?

Our stories are designed to help children develop a love of reading. We do this by using:

  • Rhyme: This helps children to read word families and develops reading confidence.
  • Rhythm: Helps children recognise patterns in words and sentences and makes reading a pleasure.
  • Repetition: Allows children multiple opportunities to recognise, revisit and master written words.
  • Humour: Engages children in the text.

We aim for our books to:

  • Foster a love of language
  • Build and extend vocabulary
  • Capture children's interest
  • Inspire creativity
  • Kindle imagination.

Each story contains GUIDE NOTES for parents/educators which suggest activities and experiences which will extend children's learning based on concepts introduced in the books. The GUIDE NOTES include ideas for:

  • art
  • science
  • language
  • social/emotional/moral development
  • physical development
  • critical thinking and
  • maths.

Features

- Original score and fun sound effects.
- Interactive learning activities which encourages comprehension and language development.

More About There's Something in the Bush, Matilda!

THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE BUSH, MATILDA! is part of a literacy series designed to help children learn to read.

There's Something in the Bush, Matilda! is Is Loved By

Children aged 3 - 8 years.

Parent Notice About This App

  • Does not collect/share any user's personally identifiable information.
  • Does not contain Social Network Integration or other Social Features.
  • Does not contain ads.
  • Does not contain In App Purchases for additional content.

Customer Reviews

If you are learning about Australia or animals in different habitats this is a great book, A simple story similar to 'Brown Bear, Brown Bear' but with the addition of counting, interesting verbs and prediction skills. It is easy to follow by the smallest children (counting) and a great introduction to Australian animals.

My five year old son enjoyed guessing what animal it would be from the little clues on each page and, as the animals were not familiar to him, we then spent ages looking at and describing the type of animal. This then led to more research and so would be a great learning tool within a classroom.

The addition of different verbs adds to the learning and enables children to develop their own sentences. A good book to focus on questions and question marks.

The pictures are simple and clear and effective in adding to the soft, calm feeling this book provides.

Sarah Shuttleworth ... a parent, teacher & school headmistress: United Kingdom

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iPad App Review of There's Something In the Bush, Matilda:

Matilda is a great Aussie Counting and Activity Book with suggested teaching topics for children of all ages.

iPad Family's Rating: 10 out of 10!

For the full independent review, you'll find it at the iPad Family

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"There's Something in the Bush, Matilda" follows an adventurous young girl through through the Australian outback, where she encounters one new creature hiding after another! This lovely storybook app is beautifully illustrated, and reinforces counting.

In my experience, when stories are formatted in this way, children remember them, as well as the content that they learn from them!

This app is also fun for children who are not from Australia because they get to learn about animals that they may not be familiar with, which is always a treat! The way the story is illustrated is whimsical and engaging as well. For example: when Matilda sees four Possums they are all swinging together from a tree.

There are also 10 activity pages that go along with this story! There is one to fit every age group, in my opinion.

There are "Read to Me" and "I'll Read" option, as well as the ability to hide the menu from your child, which is a huge plus!

I would recommend this wonderful app to any other parent. I know my discriminating child certainly liked it!

Angie Gorz ... parent and app reviewer

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Absolutely loved this book. We live in the bush and my daughter really related to it well and she had great fun counting the animals and guessing what they were.

Her only complaint was about the parrots where she said they were not all parrots ... that one was a cockatoo and one was a galah, (she was unsure of the others). We had to explain that they were all part of the parrot family.

This book is excellent for teaching counting and for teaching children about Australian wildlife.

Sharon Turriff ... parent

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“Top notch in beautiful illustrations, storyline, expressive narration, rhyming text, the many interactive activities and child friendly navigation.

Both my boys, 3 and 6, love these apps. They remain engaged and have great replay value.

As a parent, I especially love the “Guide Notes”, they are so helpful and insightful.
We now have 5 apps from the series and they have been a wonderful addition to our digital library.

I would HIGHLY recommend this app!”

Kate Stinnet
Parent and App Reviewer
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"Hi Susan, the books were super easy to download to my iPad!

They are fantastic stories. The illustrations make the stories come to life.

The best part for me, however, are the activities – and they are printable!!!!

Thank you so much! The children in my Year 2 class will love these stories!"

Michelle – Year 2 Class Teacher
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Our range of books is continually growing. Children's books available in our Literacy Series, include:

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