Mar 13, 2016
Ros Moriarty, illustrated by Balarinji Studio
Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781760112127; 9781760112110
RRP: $12.99 ea.
This companion pair for early literacy education invites readers into the spirit of country with lyrical text and vibrant illustration. Splosh describes the animals living around the billabong, filled with sound words and descriptors. Summer rain tells the story of the changes that happen as the wet season moves into the Top End in a palette of colour contrasts that draw the eye. The drawings are done in contemporary indigenous style with inspiration from the traditional dot and x-ray styles. The translation of the text at the end of the book in Yanyuwa language from the NT will intrigue all readers of these books.