"At the Billabong: An Indigenous First Discovery Book" By Debbie Austin (Board Book)

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All babies will love these exciting new books from Indigenous First Discovery Book. Using ancient Aboriginal symbols, newborn baby's curiosity and vision will delight, expand and connect to an important part of Australian indigenous culture and heritage.

The Indigenous First Discovery Series was created to help raise awareness of the importance in using Australian Aboriginal symbols to teach stories to our young in all cultures, as they have been for over 60,000 years.

This third 'Indigenous First Discovery Book' from Discovery Press uses Aboriginal symbols and clever book design to tell a simple educational story for babies and toddlers. Artist Debbie Austin depicts the animals of the Australian bush as they go to the billabong on a hot day. Each page has the centre cut out so that children can always see the shiny reflective billabong at the end.

All Aboriginal symbols used here are familiar to young readers, as they appeared in Debbie's last two books, 'Animals' and 'People and Places'. Both books were well-received by parents and educators, making 'At the Billabong' a highly anticipated early-education title. Babies AND their parents will love this beautiful baby board book. The cover image features metallic blue paint in the centre circle, to represent the billabong. The image represents (clockwise from the top left corner) kangaroos, people, emus and dingos all travelling to the billabong for a cool drink. All children love learning to draw pictures and tell their own stories using these traditional Aboriginal symbols.


ISBN: 9780980470123
ISBN-10: 0980470129
Series: Indigenous First Discovery Ser.
Audience: Children
For Ages: 1m - 7 years old
Format: Board Book
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 12
Published: 1st December 2009
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 15.0 x 15.0