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Australian Animal Book Review Templates

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 12 pages | Years: 3 - 6

Display students’ book reviews using these cute Australian animal book report templates.

Creative Book Report Display 📖

Have your students create an amazing book review display using these cute Australian animal templates. Students can choose one of four animals included in the resource:

  • quokka
  • possum
  • koala
  • kangaroo.

Ideally, have students review a book by an Australian author or illustrator. These templates are a great way to celebrate the Book Week 2022 theme ‘Dreaming with eyes open…’

Australian animal themed book report template

Differentiated Book Review Templates

Provide students with one of the two template options below. 

Option 1

  • Rate the book out of 5 stars.
  • Describe what happens in the book.
  • Draw a picture of something that happens in the book.

Option 2

  • Characters
  • Setting
  • Summary
  • What is your opinion of this book?
  • Who would you recommend this book to?
  • Rate the book out of 5 stars.

✂️ Give Them the (Safety) Scissors

This template makes for a bonus cutting skills activity, depending on your students’ ages and abilities. 

With adult supervision, cutting skills help students work multiple muscle groups and their brains, plus:

  • strengthen finger and hand muscles
  • build dexterity and fine motor skills
  • improve hand-eye coordination
  • develop focus and attention.

And all of these skills are necessary to use a pencil and a fork; button a shirt and tie shoes; write, type and swipe.

Scissor skills are brain and muscle skills! 


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