Simon Taylor (text) and A.D. Lester (illustrator), Sally and the Magical Sneeze, Larrikin House, August 2019, 32 pp., RRP $22.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780987635402
A story of imagination by Melbourne comedian, Simon Taylor. In bed with a cough and a cold, Sally is bored with no one to play with. However each time she coughs and sneezes something extraordinary pops out of her mouth: a prancing horse, a bear on a bike, a dancing dog … Pandemonium ensues as myriad creatures career around her bedroom. When Sally’s father comes to investigate the noise, she is she is tucked up in bed on her own, the only evidence of magic being a furry tail dangling from the bookshelf. The colourful illustrations in this large format hardback capture the fun of Sally’s imagination. Ages 3-5.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Douglas