This story comes from the Aboriginal people at Warmun (Turkey Creek) in Western Australia. It was told in the Kija language by Jacko Dolumyu and then in English by Hector Jandany. The illustrations are adapted from paintings of the story done by the children living at Warmun. Eileen Bray, of the Kija Language Group at Warmun, said, 'When we talk about the Dreamtime, we think about the beginning. It was that sacred time when the land, water, trees, animals, sacred sites and people came to be. Our ancestors have passed on the Dreamtime to us through our culture -- law, language, song and dance. The Dreamtime is that special thing in the hearts of all Aboriginal people.'
Feeling jealous can sometimes make you do silly things. But always remember that everyone is special including you. 'When I'm feeling jealous I feel like a big green grouchy monster.' Trace Moroney has excelled herself with these titles. Her beautiful, gentle illustrations highlighted by the embossed pages and gentle text are an absolute delight. In Notes for Parents at the back of the book, a child psychologist offers parents some helpful insights. Collect all the books in the FEELINGS SERIES When I'm feeling Angry[http://www.lighthouseresources.com.au/bookshop/children/when-i-m-feeling-angry/] When I'm feeling Happy[http://www.lighthouseresources.com.au/bookshop/children/when-i-m-feeling-happy/] When I'm feeling Kind[http://www.lighthouseresources.com.au/bookshop/education/emotions/when-i-m-feeling-kind/] When I'm feeling Lonely[http://www.lighthouseresources.com.au/bookshop/children/when-i-m-feeling-lonely/] When I'm... More info
My Happy Sad Mummy is an engaging and sensitive picture book. It fills a major gap: explaining to a young child the impact on a parent of a major mental illness such as bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder affects between 1- 2% of the population and can affect young parents in particular as it usually begins in late adolescence. Michelle Vasiliu draws from her own experience of bipolar disorder, cleverly and humorously portraying the emotional rollercoaster of this illness, as a young child might perceive it. Using easily understandable images... More info
A Yamatji woman, Robyn Templeton is a Western Australian artist who with her daughter, Sarah Jackson, co-wrote and illustrated Tell Me Why a true story about Sarah's search for identity and desire to understand her Aboriginality. Tell Me Why is a picture book that encourages children to ask questions about their heritage and respect different cultures. This is Sarah Jackson’s story, but it is also the story of so many others dealing with society’s preconceived ideas about Aboriginality and using skin colour to determine identity *Author Bio:* *Robyn Templeton* (A Yamatji... More info