CBCA's Notable Children's Picture Book 2012
This is a story that shows how strong and devastating flood water can be to homes and livelihoods. It is inspired by the 2011 Queensland floods but it could be about any of the disasters that strike our land, and the events that turn everyday Australians into heroes.
Flood depicts water mercilessly ripping through Queensland towns and then receding, leaving destruction and devastation in its wake. Told from the perspective of a cattle dog who is separated from his family, Flood helps children to understand the affects of a traumatic natural disaster without being too confronting, while the story of the little tugboat that pushes a boardwalk out to sea, staving off further disaster, gives smaller children a hero they can relate to.
Flood is a beautiful and timely expression of the strength of the Australian spirit during times of adversity.
Young children become confused and hurt when their parents constantly argue, then decide to divorce. This sensitively written book assures boys and girls that children are in no way responsible for their parents’ inability to get along together. It lets kids know that although one parent chooses to move away from the home, both parents continue to love their little boy or girl. Both Mom and Dad will continue to spend happy times with them. Even very young children have concerns and anxieties, and Let’s Talk About It! books are written... More info
“Oh dear, what can the matter be? Ten old ducks stuck in a lavatory, They were there from Sunday to Saturday, Nobody knew they were there.” Oh dear! What do nine cranky bulls, eight plump chooks, seven blind mice and many more funny animal characters do when no-one is looking? Find out in this hilarious rhyming story–and sing along with Jay Laga'aia's bonus CD recording too! Softcover with CD. Full colour 24 pages More info
This is the story of Suzy Sue and the fateful day when she went ATCHOO! The truth is she sneezes, but doesn’t cover her mouth, which sends her farmyard friends into a frenzy. “It’s true,” said the cow, “She is horribly rude, but that doesn’t mean she can’t be improved. If we teach her the rules. I’m sure we can save her from a life of bad manners and ghastly behaviour.” * Review:* "It'll become a firm favourite for any child of pre-school age. Highly recommended. " — The Bookbag "an entertaining... More info