Monday, 15 July 2013

Picture Book

Australian Writer and Illustrator
Blaze Jake Kwaymullina, illustrated by Sally Morgan
Helping Little Star
Walker Books   2013   $27.99hb         24 pages
ISBN 978 1 9219 7777 0

Themes:   Australian animals/ Night sky

A deceptively simple story for the youngest listeners and lookers about the fate of Little Star who inadvertently falls off the edge of the night sky into a swimming hole.  Here he encounters a group of (eventually) helpful animals including a dingo, a python and a kangaroo. One of the charms of the story lies in the bold illustrations that have been created with acrylic gouache showing the rich colours of the Australian Outback. 
Blaze Jake Kwaymullina is the son of the illustrator, Sally Morgan – Google their names for a really interesting story of a very creative Australian family.
Preschool  - Age 3 up

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