Green Bay follows Melu down to the glittering green sea

Melu by Kyle Mewburn, illustrated by Ali Teo and John O’Reilly

The children of Green Bay Primary have been at it again. This is what Isaac from Room 7 thinks about Melu:
“What I like about Melu is that Melu wants to be different than every one ELSE. I like all the describing words in the book like ‘glittering green sea’. My favourite character is Melu. The best part of the story is when they are playing in the water and on the grass. I also like the part when the others tell him to come with him and he goes the other way. It was a really good story. I loved it. It is great.”

Who can spot the title of the German translation of Melu in Isaac’s review? The solution can be found on Kyle Mewburn’s facebook page. Just paste ‘Kyle Mewburn children’s writer’ into facebook. And did you know that Melu is a clop-clipped spelling of mule?

Arlynn and Jellah from Room 3 have this colourful review on offer:
Melu review

The children in Room 6, that is Ben, Harrison, Zahra, Christopher and Leo have outdone themselves again with their interpretations of Melu:
Melu Ben Melu Harrisson Melu Zahra<
Melu christopher Melu Leo

Kyle Mewburn (writer)
Kyle Mewburn has had over 20 children’s books published in nine countries. He has won numerous awards, including the New Zealand Post Children’s Book of the Year for the picture book Old Hu-Hu. His other titles include Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck!, Duck’s Stuck! and the Dinosaur Rescue series.
Originally from Brisbane, Kyle lives with his wife Marion in South Otago. When not writing, Kyle is usually found in his garden singing to his vegies, in his creek swimming, or off exploring the strange land he’s discovered at the back of his wardrobe.

Ali Teo and John O’Reilly (illustrators)
Ali (an illustrator by trade) and John (a designer) live and work together from their home in Papamoa Beach. Picture book work is a labour of love for them and an opportunity to create something from the heart, outside the commercial work which is their ‘day job’.
Ali and John spend much of their spare time on the beach with their young son, Tiger, and their two ex-SPCA dogs. John also works with his business partner creating games and apps for digital mobile devices.


One thought on “Green Bay follows Melu down to the glittering green sea

  1. Ali

    Dear Green Bay Primary School, my name is Ali and I’m one of the illustrators of Melu. We’re very glad you liked Melu and really appreciate your reviews. John and I loved reading them and looking at your artwork, we found it very inspirational. Best wishes, Ali.


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