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Don't Call Me a Koala Bear and Other Aussie Songs : Book & CD - Don Spencer

Don't Call Me a Koala Bear and Other Aussie Songs

Book & CD

By: Don Spencer (Music by), Michelle Pike (Illustrator)

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From Alice Springs - the kookaburra with the broken wing - to a kelpie named Bob who is not too pretty, this great collection of Aussie songs and CD from well-known songwriter and performer Don Spencer will amuse the young - and the young at heart - for hours.

Each song is brought to life by Australian illustrator Michelle Pike who captures the Australian humour with energy and colour. Australian entertainer, Don Spencer, is most known for hosting ABC TV's Playschool for 28 years.

13 songs include:

  • Fairy Penguin Strut
  • Don't Ever Step on a Snake
  • Sh-Sh-Sugar Glider
  • Please Don't Call Me a Koala Bear
  • Kangaroo (The Super Marsupial)
  • Dig, Dig, Dig (Like a Wombat)
  • Crocodile
  • Lizards of Oz
  • Bob the Kelpie
  • A-U-S-T-R-A-L-I-A
  • Thumbs Up!
  • Alice Springs
  • Backyard Birdbath
About the Performer

Don Spencer, is best-known for hosting ABC TV's Playschool for 28 years. At age 20, Don embarked on a career that has resulted in hundreds of recordings and over 500 published songs, and countless TV, radio and film credits. He has many gold and platinum albums and DVD’s and has written music for film, TV, Orchestra and many solo performers and groups.

About the Illustrator

Michelle was born in 1969 and grew up in Carnarvon, Western Australia. She now resides in a small pocket of paradise known as Buderim, on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia - with her husband Andy, sons Axel and Jodi and groodle Daisy. A self-taught Artist, Michelle draws inspiration from both her own childhood memories and those currently being formed by her two young sons.

Often described as quirky and whimsical, Michelle′s artwork always provides that little bit extra to both the characters and the story-line as a whole.


An Aussie Icon


I grew up with Don on Playschool and we had all his cassettes! So pleased to be able to sing these songs with my kids. Makes a great gift especially for overseas with the Australian theme. Will teach kids (and foreigners) a thing or two about Australia in a fun way.





My two year old was instantly in love with this book and cd, we played it every day for months! Gorgeous illustrations for the kids and all the lyrics up the back for the parents.

Brisbane, AU


Don't Call Me a Koala Bear and Other Aussie Songs

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ISBN: 9781743001356
ISBN-10: 1743001355
Audience: Children
Format: Book with Other Items
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st November 2011
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 27.000 x 23.2
Weight (kg): 0.49