What Made Tiddalik Laugh - A Dreamtime Story

In the Dreamtime there was a giant frog named 'Tiddalik', he was the last giant frog in Australia.

Tiddalik was very thirsty and had drunk ALL the water from the billabongs and the land was very dry and the birds and other animals were very thirsty.

The wise old wombat was consulted and he knew that the community must make Tiddalik laugh so that he would return the water to the billabongs, streams and rivers.

Included are the animals and birds who make unsuccessful attempts to amuse Tiddalik. Only our own Australian platypus was successful.

Chart approx. 48cm X 54cm. items removeable/held by Velcro tabs.


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"In the dreamtime there lived a giant frog called Tiddalik; the last of the giant frogs".

There are various versions of Tiddalik the last Giant Australian Frog and these are able to be located on the 'net'.

This resource will enable 'the storyteller' to demonstrate how Tiddalik drank all the rivers, the billabongs, the lakes and the streams dry and then show how the birds and animals saved the land.

Australia was dry, the birds and the animals had no water and the leaves on the trees withered and the flowers wilted in the heat.

The wise old wombat was consulted and knew that they must make Tiddalik laugh so he would return all the water to the billabongs, the lakes and the streams.

Of all the Australian animals and birds only the platypus was able to make Tiddalik laugh only then was the water returned to the earth.

Approx: 55cm X 48cm