Possum and Wattle by Bronwyn Bancroft.
Little Hare Books: Australia, 2008.

This is one of the most beautifully illustrated alphabet books I've seen. Striking aboriginal depictions in brilliant colors. Not all of the words are Australian words, but all have significance to Australians. Many of the words are interesting. Some are words that just evoke wonderful feeling, and some of the illustrations do, too (for ex. I love the onion, sun, and the wave). There are descriptions for each word at the end of the book, a nice addition, plus a cultural note about the author who is part Bundjalung.

What a delight! I have been trying to grow an awesome ABC list. This will definitely be on it.

This could also be used for inspiration for art class.

related-Australian culture, ABCs and alphabet, words, languages,
RL=K-1st, read aloud to infant-preK

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