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Oct 15 2011

E is for echidna; My Australian word book by Bronwyn Bancroft

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Little Hare, 2011. ISBN 9781921714610.
(Age 1+) Recommended. Board book. A companion volume to W is for wombat; E is for echidna is a beautiful alphabet book that vividly brings to life many Australian animals, birds and objects. The type of object is wide ranging, going from apple to crocodile, dragonfly, honeycomb, net and zigzag.
Bronwyn Bancroft's illustrations are outstanding. She is an award winning artist and rightly so. Each superb illustration is glowing with intense colours, done with beautiful dot paintings. Each has a solid background in very bright colours of greens, reds, blues and yellows. The black outlines make the pictures stand out as well. They are so beautiful that it made me wish that I had one of the pictures hanging on my wall. The words for each of the drawings is written in bold black lower case letters at the bottom of each page.
This is a wonderful introduction for the very young to the world of Australian words, illustrated by a wonderful artist.
Pat Pledger

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