Letters from Australia

Making pictures with the A-B-C by Maree Coote reviewed by Kerry Neary One of the most innovative illustrators on the Australian scene in recent times is Maree Coote. All of her pictures are made from the letters in the name of the objects she is illustrating. Technically, this is called typographic illustration; many people will … Continue reading Letters from Australia

Little Puggle’s Song

by Vikki Conley illustrated by Helene Magisson reviewed by Mia Macrossan This attractive and  beautifully designed picture book centres on the struggles of a  baby echidna or puggle who desperately wants to join in with the other animals to create music in the bush. The animals are forming a choir to sing a welcome song … Continue reading Little Puggle’s Song

Dippy’s Big Day Out (Dippy the Diprotodon, #1)

by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley with Ben Smith Whatley reviewed by Kerry Neary If a book is a major success it makes sense to do at least one follow-up. Arguably the best example of that theory in recent times has been the Wombat series of books by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley. But what … Continue reading Dippy’s Big Day Out (Dippy the Diprotodon, #1)