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Weirdlife Story Series: Episode 5 - Raspberry Newt

Hickory discovers how a newt’s special sound-making ability can also make for a lot of embarrassment.

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Raspberry Newt

Why am I in water up to my knees, wading through the swamps of Pingalu Island?

*WOGGA WOGGA WOGGA WOGGA WOGGA*

Here's your answer.

*POODLE-O-PEE! POODLE-O-PEE!*

And...there’s another answer.

*Pbbbbbbbbbbbbt*

Oh dear. And there’s your answer too. These odd – and rude – noises are all coming from one type of creature. We’re on the trail of the very rare...

*Pbbbbbbbbbbbbt*

...and very annoying raspberry newt.

Hickory stands in swamp water.

My name is Hickory Slick. And welcome to Hickory Slick’s Weirdlife...with Hickory Slick.

*Dookie-dookie-dookie-dookie-WAH! Ka-POOP-leek! WAH! Ka-POOP-leek!*

I’ve been following these ridiculous sounds for hours.

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Benefits of reading Weirdlife - Raspberry Newt

Weirdlife is an animal documentary inspired bedtime story series. This short story covers the theme of discovery. Raspberry Newt is written and narrated in the first person. We recommend this story for children with a reading age of 6 - 10 years old.

Who are the main characters in Weirdlife - Raspberry Newt

The main character in The Weirdlife series is Hickory Slick and features a variety of fictional animals. In this episode Hickory introduces us to the raspberry newt.