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Dec 31 2014

Counting Aussie Animals in my Backyard by Bronwyn Houston

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Magabala Books, 2014. ISBN 9781922142542
(Age: Pre-Primary) This book has already established itself as a favourite on our shelves for bedtime. Explore a lush tropical setting filled with vivid colours and familiar Australian birds and animals, while practising simple counting. From the gorgeous endpapers to the simple text, from the stunning artwork to the classy design, this is a real treasure.
Bronwyn Houston lives in Broome and is descended from the Nyiyaparil and Yindijibarndi people of the Pilbara region. She has previously collaborated on three other books but this is her first entirely solo effort - and one would truly hope not the last! Bronwyn draws on her environment for inspiration and that has truly transferred into this 'richly textured' new book.
From toddlers and up this is not 'just another counting book' but a feast for the eyes of little animal lovers everywhere.
Comprehensive teaching notes and links to the AC can be found here.
Sue Warren

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