ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK - A quote from Aesop ("the stubborn listen to nobody's advice and become a victim of their own delusions") is the coda to this quirky tale of a Quokka who is sick and tired of being cute. He tries on all sorts of disguises to persuade others that he is NOT cute - to little effect and great merriment, until a misunderstanding gets quite out of hand… Bunting is rapidly carving out his niche of subversive humour (often with sly jokes in the endpapers), with expressive illustrations that are simple but beautifully designed and convey a great deal of feeling. Another winner from the man who brought us Mopoke and other wonderful picture books! Lindy Jones
Quokka did not like being cute. Not one bit. The romping, stomping, chomping tale of one stubbornly adorable marsupial.