An eye-poppingly gorgeous introduction for 0-3 year olds to the sights and sounds of the Australian bush.
For Ages: 0 – 3 years old
Number Of Pages: 24
Published: 1st March 2015, by Little Hare
You probably know the name Sally Morgan from her extraordinarily successful autobiography, My Place, a landmark work of indigenous literature which deservedly held its place on the Australian high school curriculum for many, many years.
But did you know that Sally Morgan is also an illustrator?
Boy, is she a brilliant illustrator.
The pictures in Where is Galah are some of the brightest and most eye-catching I have ever seen in a children’s picture book. A child could not fail to be engaged by them.
It’s a gorgeous introduction for littlies to indigenous-style art, and includes an easy-to-follow narrative about ‘Dingo’, as he searches for ‘Galah’.
Toddlers and babies will love the rhyme and repetition of the text – and the onomatopoeic sounds are perfect for the non-verbal child.
As a picture book, I cannot fault it, and I can see many pre-schools making great use of this book in their curriculum.
For more information, including teaching resources and activities, on Where is Galah, go to Hardie Grant’s website.
To buy the book, visit Booktopia.