Possum and Wattle: My Big books of Australian words by Bronwyn Bancroft
An eye-opening vocabulary book featuring words taken from Australia’s inspiring natural environment—with a glossary of Aboriginal terms
More than 100 words about Australian animals, plants, and landscapes are defined and explained in this unique word book. From blossoms and bees through wombats and willy willys, the most prominent aspects of Australia’s beautiful landscape are detailed here. Lavish illustrations range from small vignettes to expansive narrative landscapes and both captivate and celebrate the uniqueness of Australia and its language.
About the Author
Born in Tenterfield, northern New South Wales, Bronwyn Bancroft is a descendant of the Djanbun clan of the Bundjalung nation. Bronwyn is a leading Indigenous artist, illustrator and art administrator whose work is held at the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Australian Museum. Brownyn has illustrated several award-winning books for children and she has a long history of involvement in community activism.
Sally Morgan is an Indigenous writer and artist who was born in Perth in 1951. She belongs to the Palkyu people of the eastern Pilbara in Western Australia. Sally is best known for her award winning book, My Place, which charts the history of her family. Sally is now specialising in writing and illustrating books for children and young people. Her personal interests are reading, taking her dogs for a walk and gardening.
Published: 1st January 2010
Number Of Pages: 48
For Ages: 4+ years old