We are going to take you on a journey – from the sea to the outback and through all the seasons of the year. Join us on this glorious tour through twelve months in the life of Aussie kids! Let’s go!
Ned, Zoe, Lily, Kirra and Matilda are from different ethnic backgrounds, but they have one thing in common – they are all proudly Australian. After being introduced individually on the first spread, together they take the reader on a journey through the months of the year , focussing on special celebrations, seasons, past times and more.
Each month is explored in a double paged spread highlighting both well known and lesser known features of that time of the year, drawing on the children’s differing backgrounds. For example, the April spread highlights Easter, April fool’s Day and Anzac Day, as well as the Antipodes Festival, celebrated by the Greek community, and National Youth Week. The text is supported by divine illustrations from debut illustrator Tina Snerling, and design highlights include text embellishments to highlight key words.
A wonderful tool for helping Aussie kids learn about, and celebrate, so many wonderful aspects of our eclectic culture, An Aussie Year would also make a wonderful gift for an overseas relative.
An Aussie Year, by Tania McCartney & Tina Snerling
Exisle Publishing, 2013
Available from good bookstores or online.
You can read about the creation of An Aussie Year here