June Factor's simple text and Alison Lester's delightful illustrations combine to celebrate a special summer's day and all that it brings- changing weather, family gatherings, lots of fun and ...Christmas! A new edition of this classic picture book by two of Australia's best-loved children's book creators.
June Factor (Author) June Factor was born in Poland and came to Australia as a child. As a writer she has developed a special interest in the lives of children and became famous nationwide for her compilations of schoolyard humour, beginning with Far Out, Brussel Sprout!and followed by All Right, Vegemite. She is also the author of Captain Cook Chased a Chook, which won the prestigious American Opie award in 1989. Alison Lester (Illustrator) Alison Lester (Australian Children's Laureate, 2012-2013) is one of Australia's most popular and bestselling creators of children's books. She has won many awards, including the 2005 Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Picture Book of the Year Award for her much-loved classic Are We There Yet? and the 2012 CBCA Eve Pownall Book of the Year Award for One Small Island. Her picture books include Running with the Horses, a story based on the evacuation of the world-famous Lipizzaner horses from the Spanish Riding School in Vienna during World War Two; One Small Island, about the possibility of hope and environmental preservation for a World Heritage listed island and for the world itself; Sophie Scott Goes South about a little girl's voyage to Antarctica and the sense of wonder that it brings; Kissed by the Moon, a lyrical celebration of the natural world and all that it has to offer a child; and My Dog Bigsy - to name just a few. Alison lives on a farm in the Victorian countryside. She spends part of each year travelling to schools around Australia, helping students and teachers develop their own stories.
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