With over 100 words about Australian animals, plants and landscapes and aimed specifically at children, this book is definitively the first of its kind. Words include blossoms and bees through to wombats and willy willys. Ages 4+.
Possum in the Wattle is a lavishly illustrated word book of Australia. With over 100 words about Australian animals, plants and landscapes and aimed specifically at children, this book is definitively the first of its kind. Words include blossoms and bees through to wombats and willy-willys. The pages range from neatly vignetted illustrations to large narrative landscapes. The book is designed to intrigue, captivate and nurture inquisitive minds and to celebrate the uniqueness of Australia and its words.
Born in Tenterfield, northern New South Wales, Bronwyn Bancroft is a descendant of the Djanbun clan of the Bundjalung nation. Bronwyn is a leading Indigenous artist, illustrator and art administrator whose work is held at the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Australian Museum. Brownyn has illustrated several award-winning books for children and she has a long history of involvement in community activism. Sally Morgan is an Indigenous writer and artist who was born in Perth in 1951. She belongs to the Palkyu people of the eastern Pilbara in Western Australia. Sally is best known for her award winning book, My Place, which charts the history of her family. Sally is now specialising in writing and illustrating books for children and young people. Her personal interests are reading, taking her dogs for a walk and gardening.
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