123 OF AUSTRALIAN ANIMALS
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1, 2, 3 of Australian Animals is a classic board book from Australia's foremost indigenous illustrator. Inspired by her deep love of country, Bronwyn is a master craftswoman of vibrant, visual narratives, and her way of capturing the beauty of Australia is unparalleled.
1, 2, 3 of Australian Animals is the stunning companion to ABC of Australian Animals.
About the Author
Born in Tenterfield, northern New South Wales, Bronwyn Bancroft is a descendant of the Djanbun clan of the Bundjalung nation. Bronwyn is a leading Indigenous artist, illustrator and art administrator whose work is held at the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Australian Museum. Brownyn has illustrated several award-winning books for children and she has a long history of involvement in community activism.
"Using a mixture of techniques from her Aboriginal background and her own artistic creativity, Bancroft entices children to count from one to 15 as they view an array of Australian animals cavorting on brightly colored pages. These emus "running," lizards "hissing" and sugar gliders "sailing" are generally found on double-page spreads (after numbers one to three), and inventive children and adults can go beyond counting to practice addition with three and four "turtles plodding" across two pages. The boldly outlined animals filled with dotted designs are strikingly placed in each spread. Although the book can be used by younger children, older kids may want to learn more about the animals and try their own hand at creating pictures of these unusual creatures . . . " --Kirkus Reviews
Age range: 0-3 years
This book is beautifully illustrated and a joy to read with my young grandson!
Purchased this book as a first birthday gift for our niece and she loves it…also the ABC book.
The illustrations are beautiful and the colours vivid. So happy to help her start counting with this gorgeous book which is sturdily constructed and will last for ages.
Beautifully drawn and coloured book for the little ones to learn their numbers. They love it!!