One small spark brought fire awake
Winding like a small black snake
Fire flickered, fire crept
Flames snickered, bushfire leapt...
Inspired by the bushfires that have affected many Australians, Fire is a moving and sensitive story of a natural disaster as seen through the eyes of a cockatoo. The fire mercilessly engulfs homes and land, leaving a devastating path of destruction.
But from the ruins, courage, kindness and new life grows.
Jackie was the Australian Children's Laureate for 2014/15 and the 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. She is also an historian, ecologist, dyslexic, and a passionate worker for literacy, the right of all children to be able to read, and the power of books.
Other titles in the series:
Flood, Fire, Cyclone, Drought
This book is beautiful and moving. The illustrations are cute and fun, there's very little text, just one or two sentences on each page under the drawing. In simple beautiful words the author takes her daughter from her birth to the day when she will be a mother herself, and ultimately be old and cherish the memory of her Mom. It is amazing how such simple illustrations and words can convey such strong emotions. This is a book that every Mom will treasure. Reading it will likely bring tears... More info
*No refund on this item - Was $42.95* *Reduced by 25% - Now $32.20* The First Picture Storybook for Memory-Challenged Adults to Read Out Loud with Their Family and Friends! This simple book for aging adults with dementia is the first of its kind. It addresses two of the major challenges that caregivers face: communicating with the person with Alzheimer's and finding meaningful ways to fill the time. The author has termed it "A Two-Lap Book" because it's designed to be read aloud by two people sitting close together; a... More info
Daisy's family is moving, and Daisy is very worried. What if she doesn't like her new home? What if her cat runs away? What if her new teacher isn't nice? A conversation with her grandpa helps Daisy learn that many worries don't come true: and if one does, someone will be there to help her solve the problem. Part of the Our Emotions and Behavior series, But What If? uses simple, easy-to-read text to address worry in children and introduce coping skills. The book also includes a two-page series... More info