Colourful and cleverly written, this is a story that children will love to memorise and recite. Sure to delight both parents and children. From the beetle to the general and the animals and people in between, every creature stakes a claim on the land … from the cities to the islands, to every rock, nook and cranny ... But where can this lead? What will be left? Beautifully illustrated. A delight to read aloud!
Alys’s poetry and short stories have appeared in magazines, anthologies and online journals across the world. In 2017, she received the Poetry Award at the Henry Lawson Festival of Arts and the Harold Goodwin Short Story Award. Her first picture book comes after years reflecting on her travels and sharing her stories and wisdom on her blog. Her website alysjackson.com is an accredited landing place for The Children’s University, an international charity aimed at providing innovative and engaging activities for children
between the ages of 7 and 14. Coromandel Valley, SA.
Shane McGrath is a talented artist/illustrator from Melbourne. His mum says he was always talented (all mums say that) and one of the first artworks Shane made was when he bit his toast into the shape of a horse. He always loved drawing pictures and reading picture books. Shane’s incredible ability to capture the very essence of Australia is showcased in a number of spectacular picture books including Granny’s Place, Shearing Time, Stripes in the Forest and Dreaming Soldiers. Melbourne, VIC.