#brunotheboisterousbluedogfromthebush #blogtour #booksontour #day10

‘Bruno and Bob bought a blue bus and bid bye bye to the barracks. They binged on battered Barramundi at Burketown, body-boarded at Bondi Beach, went biking at Beechworth, breakfasted on blueberries at Binalong Bay and at Berri they were bedazzled by the beautiful birds.’

Join Bob and Bruno in getting to know more about the towns in Australia and the brilliant fauna you can find around the country. We’re studying Australiana!


Where in Australia do you live? What is the State? City? Suburb?

How many places in Australia have you visited? Where were they?

What were some of the places that Bob and Bruno went to beginning with B? Can you think of any others?

There are a few animals drawn on the map in the book. Can you think of what they might be called? Do you think they start with ‘b’? Can you think of some more?

Activity 1: Mapping

Complete the activity by Robyn Osborne and John Phillips from Bruno the Boisterous Blue Dog from the Bush. How will you find out where the states, territories and capital cities of Australia are? Take it a step further and write / underline all the places that start with ‘B’.

From the teaching notes at Big Sky Publishing.


Activity 2: Design a Travel Brochure

Once you’ve done your research into different places around Australia, choose one (perhaps it will start with ‘B’!) and discover even more information about it. For example, what activities you can do there, tourist sites you could visit, any special landmarks or delicacies known to that area. Create an inviting and enticing travel brochure to persuade others to visit your chosen location.

You may use the template or design your own.

Activity 3: Fauna Location

How many different kinds of Australian animals can you think of that begin with ‘b’? Make a list. Then do some research and find some more! What do you know about these animals? In which parts of Australia are they most commonly found?

Pick a number of ‘B’ Australian animals to research and draw them on the map of Australia in the places they are typically found. You might need to draw some twice! Here’s a small list to get you started:



Black Swan

Box Jellyfish

Blue-tongue Lizard

Bottlenose Dolphin

Bell’s Turtle

Brushtail Possum


Blue Whale


You can find heaps more at Oz Animals.

Download the map of Australia or use your own.

#literacy #geography #australia #fauna #education #activities

For more educational activities please visit the Bruno the Boisterous Blue Dog from the Bush Pinterest Board.

And be sure to find brilliant teaching notes at Big Sky Publishing.


Also, Robert Vescio is kindly hosting an interview with Robyn Osborne on his blog. Check it out! 🙂

Bonzer! It’s a #BookGiveaway!

It’s so easy to enter! Simply name a dog breed beginning with the letter ‘B’ for your chance to hit the bonanza!

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