'Right up the very top of Australia there is a special place.
My friend Normie comes from there, and he says, 'Things are different to what you might see in the city. Same, but little bit diff’rent …'
Told in the stunning collage artwork for which Kylie Dunstan is acclaimed, the story is related by a child living in a southern city and her friend Normie, who lives in the top end. As they compare notes about their lives, activities and interests, they discover how very much they have in common, despite their contrasting environments.
Award –winning author/illustrator Kylie Dunstan now lives in Melbourne with her husband and two children. She grew up in South Australia where she studied art and worked in museums for many years before writing and illustrating her first picture book, Collecting Colour, which won the 2009 CBCA Picture Book of the Year Award. Since then Kylie has published Because You Are with Me and The Red Bridge, both also in brilliant collage. Same, But Little Bit Diff’rent is her fourth picture book.
This book is based on a story told by Daisy Utemorrah of the Worora people to Aboriginal children living in Derby, Western Australia. The illustrations are adapted from their paintings of her story. She said, 'I used to live with my parents in a humpy house. My Grandmother, my aunties and even my Grandpa told me stories from the Dreamtime. I kept the stories till I was old enough to tell children. We want to share our stories with all children so they learn what Aborigines used to... More info
When three differently coloured mobs of kangaroos come together, they discover that they have more in common than they expect. A vibrant and colourful celebration of diversity. Deep in the heart of the Red Centre lived a mob of red kangaroos. During a long, hot drought, the thirsty roos went searching for water. When three different groups of kangaroos - red, blue and yellow - all come to the same watering hole, they aren't sure what to make each of other at first. But they soon they discover that they... More info
Grade 2-3-- A story about relationships, love and loss, survival and recovery. Jessie, James and William the cat live on a farm with fifty cattle, twenty chickens, four horses and three dogs. One day their lives are changed, never to be the same again. The combination of Margaret Wild's loving, poignant story and Julie Vivas's exquisite illustrations has produced a memorable picture book which will touch the hearts of young, and not-so-young, readers. *Author Bio:* *Margaret Wild* was born in South Africa and moved to Australia in 1972. She has been... More info