This book is based on a story told by Mona Green, of the Jaru people, to Aboriginal children living in Halls Creek, Western Australia. The illustrations are adapted from the children's original paintings of the story. Mona Green said, 'When my husband was a stockman, we used to go out to Nongra Lake to see if the cattle had enough water. I had heard the story about this giant lake, and I think that from the air it would look like a tree with roots stretching out.'
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... More info
Little Bitty Wolf has a big problem. He used to love to walk to school at Pine Cone Elementary. Until Big Red Riding Hood moves into town. Big Red isn't just big, she is mean. And she loves nothing more than teasing, taunting, and terrorizing Little Bitty. What is a wolf to do? Little Bitty talks to his parents and tries lots of different ideas to stop the bullying. But in the end, it takes something unexpected to get Big Red to stop! Includes a Note to Parents and... More info
*There was an old bloke who swallowed a chook.* * I don't know why he swallowed that chook...* *By cripes, that's crook! * This Australian version of the classic "There was an old lady who swallowed a fly" is hilarious. This strange old guy swallows a chook, a galah, possum, wombat, goanna, camel ("one hump, two humps, and then the whole mammal!"), and then... well, you'll never guess what comes next. Kids will laugh with delight as the story becomes more and more ridiculous, and the repetition will have them chanting along... More info