The Little Possum Who Looked Up
The third book in The Tweeting Galah cybersafety series. This fun and entertaining story will delight young readers while teaching them an important lesson about screen time balance.
Reflection questions at the end of the book, along with free downloadable lesson activities make this an easy-to-use digital citizenship resource that children, teachers and families will love!
When Pebbles the Possum looks up from her screen, she sees the moon shining brightly outside her window. She decides to stop looking up faraway places on her tablet, and visit them in real life instead. But to finish her rocket ship and get to the moon, she’ll need some help from her family.
If only they could LOOK UP from their screens long enough to help her!
Managing screen time is an issue many families are facing, from an increasingly young age. 34% of parents with preschool children are concerned about online/internet addiction* while 52% of parents think their kid is spending too much time online**.
There are even concerns about how much time parents are spending online! 52% of parents said they spend too much time on mobile devices and 39% of kids agree***!
The Little Possum Who Looked Up is an entertaining, relatable and age-appropriate approach to educate the whole family about the importance to spending time together without any screens.
I am a huge fan of Kim Maslin’s cyber safety stories! The Little Possum Who Looked Up is another fabulous title to add to my technology themed children’s book list. This story is very relatable for kids and adults alike, as it addresses monitoring screen time and learning to be present by spending quality time with the people you love.
The rhythmic rhyme of the words make this story flow beautifully!
Meet the Creators
Kim Maslin is a Digital Technologies educator, and author of The Tweeting Galah cybersafety series.
John Field is an experienced artist, who has illustrated all three books in The Tweeting Galah cybersafety series.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is "The Little Possum Who Looked Up" about?
What age is the book suitable for?
How is this book different to the others in The Tweeting Galah cybersafety series?
Is this book suitable for classroom use?
Yes!! The Little Possum Who Looked Up has been written by an experienced Digital Technologies teacher, who understands the way children use technology and the risks they need to be aware of. It is designed to tie in with Foundation to Year 2 curriculum.
ENGLISH Language, Literature and Literacy … too many to list! HISTORY Who the people in their family are, where they were born and raised and how they are related to each other (ACHASSK011) How changing technology affected people’s lives (at home and in the ways they worked, travelled, communicated and played in the past) (ACHASSK046)
GEOGRAPHY The places people live in and belong to, their familiar features and why they are important to people (ACHASSK015)
HEALTH Identify and describe emotional responses people may experience in different situations (ACPPS005) Practise strategies they can use when they feel uncomfortable, unsafe or need help with a task, problem or situation (ACPPS017) Identify actions that promote health, safety and wellbeing (ACPPS006) Recognise situations and opportunities to promote health, safety and wellbeing)