Actually, this book is a compilation of drawings by many of the McKimmie children and grandchildren. Acknowledgements are given at the back of the book for all the helpers who drew images to complement the story. Visually, there are so many unusual childlike drawings, that you find yourself lingering and scrutinising each character and sign.
It is no surprise that the author's most favourite themes are those about the environment, and kids who just enjoy themselves. Elizabeth grew up on a farm and had a happy childhood. She and her siblings played and observed the Australian wildlife that surrounded them and would have seen every one of the nine baby animals she writes about in this picture book. She would have observed each one pursuing its own needs.
Be prepared to be repelled, intrigued and fascinated by this collection of well-known Street Artist Ron English’s works, through 170 of his very diverse and confrontational views of life.
He has in so many ways taken the familiar and changed it into the unfamiliar, lampooning to a point the way life and also art, can be reflective of society’s ills or otherwise, which is as always, dependent on your viewpoint.
It’s that time in the long haul of winter when you are feeling severely jaded. You are over the cold, grey days, can’t think what to cook that is tasty and warming and generally would rather curl up with a book and simply wait until the sun returns to the skies once again.
But help is at hand with this wonderful, actually marvellous book chock full of healthy, tasty, and most importantly convenient recipes to help you see the winter days out.
Getting the theme of this story does not take long as it is relatively straight forward and a scenario familiar to many. Set in a private school in the outskirts of Sydney it is somewhat a relic of bygone days; where the boys are expected to wear armour and tend to their horses, rather than attend lessons.
The cover of this book will be a magnet for children. The colours and the shiny paper, the animals and their tracks will attract many little hands. I find it irresistible and can't wait to open the book and read. For our country and cultures to be celebrated in this style is a special achievement. Proceeds from this book will go towards “Indi Kindi”, a literacy programme developed by Ros Moriaty for young indigenous children.
John Wonder travels the world as an authenticator of facts such as those in the Guinness World Records. While he is on this travels he manages to fall in love and have three wives in different countries, with three sets of children called Adam and Evie.
Sweeping the fashion scene in Japan of late is the fantastically easy to create Upcycle collection of clothing made from a heap of imagination and a lot of Op Shop or old clothes in your closet. What’s more, the cost of keeping up with the latest fashion trend is minimal.