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The Water Fight-bookcover

By: Mary-Jane Jean

The Water Fight

Pages: 18 Ratings: 5.0
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Four friends – James, Tim, J.J. and Mike – take advantage of a hot day in Melbourne, Australia, by playing a game of a water bomb fight. Whilst the boys are playing, James’s sister gets an unwelcome splash from her brother. The water fight is ended shortly because of the change of weather – it rains. James and his friends agree that they’ve had the best water fight ever. James’s sister gets revenge by soaking the four friends with a hose.

Mary-Jane currently lives in Melbourne, Australia. She is an artist and educator and has always dreamed of illustrating and writing her own stories. She expands her creative interests in painting and music. Family is a large part of her life, and she has dedicated this book to her little brother, James Jean (aka J.J.).

Customer Reviews
6 reviews
6 reviews
  • PJ

    A simple yet sweet little story that you might resonate with one of your childhood memories. In colourful comic book style drawing and storytelling, it will bring a smile to you. I look forward to see more works from Mary-Jane.

  • Abigail

    The water fight is a good summer book. When l read this book it makes me feel happy because when James' sister comes in and she's so mad, I think that's so funny!
    Mary Jane wrote this book with her brother in it. The kids play happily in the book, and it is such a lovely book for family and friends to read.
    When I read this book with my Mum, I like to say, "Two minutes later," and "Five minutes later," in a funny voice, and it makes my Mum laugh.

  • Lisa

    It's absolutely perfect the way the author has chosen to honour her brother with this nostalgic story. I love the way this book brings back so many fond childhood memories of water fights in Summer here in Australia! My daughter and I love reading this book together and enjoy talking about the characters and who they remind us of in our own lives. I highly recommend this book for kids and adults alike. An all-around great book.

  • Michelle

    A fun read with vibrant images & colours which is sure to keep children engaged. Beautifully written & illustrated by Mary Jane.

  • Lilly Jean

    It is so beautiful the way that Mary Jane has chosen to honour her beautiful and kind brother. It is a story that most Aussie kids enjoy during summer. Every time I read the story to my two grandsons it makes them laugh. I highly recommend this book to all children and I look forward to seeing more from the author.

  • Mark

    What a wonderfully written and cutely illustrated book that transports one from the current “screen age” back to the wholesome outdoor fun of hot summers and water play - including returning a bit back to what you received. Thanks, Mary Jane for sharing this fun childhood story.

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