|Published 1 April 2018, RRP $24.99|
This children's picture book was inspired by a true story and chronicles the adventures of The Flying Optometrist as he travels to remote communities in a little red plane to provide eye-health care to the people who live there. Written by Australian author Joanne Anderton, The Flying Optometrist is delightfully illustrated by Karen Erasmus.
The story is charming and I enjoyed the Aussie setting and lingo. I think this is a great introduction for primary school aged children to understand what it's like to live in the outback and the importance of the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
There's some great info at the back of the book on the establishment of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and a section on the author's father; the inspiration for the book. There really is a flying Optometrist in Australia.
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My rating = ****