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An Australian ABC of Animals
     

An Australian ABC of Animals

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by Bronwyn Bancroft
 

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An Australian ABC of Animals, a lavishly illustrated alphabet book by well-known Aboriginal artist Bronwyn Bancroft, is a must-have for every home and library. The book is both a delightful introduction to the alphabet, and a unique exploration of Australian wildlife—some familiar, others more unusual—as seen through the eyes of an indigenous

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An Australian ABC of Animals, a lavishly illustrated alphabet book by well-known Aboriginal artist Bronwyn Bancroft, is a must-have for every home and library. The book is both a delightful introduction to the alphabet, and a unique exploration of Australian wildlife—some familiar, others more unusual—as seen through the eyes of an indigenous artist. Animals include: kangaroo, bandicoot, wombat, echidna, cockatoo, frog, and goanna—and many more.

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Yes, there is a lesson presented—learning the alphabet, but in this case young ones also learn about Australia. The art all has an aboriginal flavor and some of the stylized illustrations may make it harder for kids to recognize the item that accompanies each letter. Fortunately, the text is there to help adults as well as kids. No "A" for apple, but "A" for ant "B" for bandicoot and "E" for echidna. The animals vary in size and some share a page like the night hawk and owl. Others like the turtle and wombat have a page to themselves. The only letter that does not represent an animal is "X" It is an interesting, but very specialized board book. A companion book to An Australian 1, 2, 3 of Animals. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781877003974
Publisher:
Little Hare Books
Publication date:
08/01/2005
Edition description:
New
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Bronwyn Bancroft is an Aboriginal artist and designer whose artworks have been collected and shown by galleries throughout Australia and around the world.

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An Australian ABC of Animals 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Trooston More than 1 year ago
I gave this board book and the matching book (also using Australian Animals) to a preschool class learning about Australia. The book is small for tiny hands, it's a board book so it's structurally sound for multi-use and colorful. The animals are from Australia and some are unknown but that is fun. It's a very colorful, artistic book.