Thursday, 13 March 2014

Non-Fiction 6 years up to adult

Australian Illustrator and Designer
Charlotte Trounce
Australia – A Three-Dimensional Expanding Country Guide
Walker Books   2014   $12.95hb (slipcase) 14pp
ISBN 978 1 4063 4679 4
Themes:         Australia – Description and Travel/ Fold-Out Books/
Although this could hardly be described as a resource book on Australia it is a charmingly illustrated small (very small) square book with pages that expand out to around 1.5 metres with ‘pop-up’ images.  Among place shown are the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Parliament House, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Twelve Apostles, Port Arthur, Daintree Rainforest, St Peter's Cathedral, Wave Rock near Perth, Uluru, the Ghan, Kakadu National Park and the Great Barrier Reef.  
 It is a simple enough concept but  one that that might inspire enterprising children to make their own New Zealand version.
Year 2 up/ Age 6 up to adult

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