Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Blinky Bill Runs Away by Dorothy Wall
This book is now out of print. This copy is a little scruffy but freshly covered' Blinky Bill has become a true icon in Australian literature. Blinky Bill the central character is a koala who wears red dungarees with a yellow button. Blinky is always up to mischief so much so that Mrs Grunty thinks he should be smacked for all the naughty things he does. Now that's not considered very politically correct these days.
There is a feature film by Yoram Goss, I must get hold of it.
Here is a trailer, a bit slow to start, but not bad:
Here is are two other clips about the making of the film and about the author, Dorothy Wall, who is actually a New Zealander. I found them very interesting.