Australia. Big. Beautiful. Diverse. From First People to washing lines
and crocodiles, football and sunshine, koalas and Akubras, skyscrapers
and beaches that squeak, this 96-page tome is an illustrious homage to
this wide brown land and its rich and varied multicultural communities.
Vibrantly illustrated with watercolour, ink, mono-printing and digital art, Australia Illustrated not
only celebrates the more ‘typical’ Australian flora, fauna and
landmarks, it showcases the everyday quirks and idiosyncrasies that make
Australia unique. Types of rain, Greek street food, Sydney ferries,
cattle breeds, plants of the Daintree—even the quokka selfie
epidemic—will delight both children and adults.
Divided into Australia-wide entries and also elements from each state
and territory, readers will learn more about the endemic plants,
animals, foods, landmarks, sports and oddities that make the regions
around Australia special.
Whimsical, humorous and high in detail, this is Australia like you’ve never seen it before. Grab your snorkel. Let’s dive in.
Australia Illustrated marks the illustration debut of award-winning author, Tania McCartney.
arely have I been so blown away by a book’s design that I have
actually stroked the pages – but I love Australia: Illustrated … This
should be under every Christmas Tree! - New Idea
Tania has captured the idiosyncrasies and diversity of our country
perfectly. Each page tells its own story – there’s food, festivals,
beaches and more to explore! I would highly recommend this book as it
truly is a visual feast that readers of any age will appreciate. - In the Good Books
A beautifully-drawn, 96-page exploration of our nation and the differences between cultures in each state and territory. - Sydney Morning Herald Culturally perfect. A complete celebration of Aussie diversity,
food, animals, icons and geography. We love it. Kids will pour over the
illustrations and enjoy spotting familiar things. There is truckloads
of detail to discover more on every read. Recommended for ages 7-10.
This books would be an awesome classroom resource. - Story Mama Amazingly illustrated picture book … learn about famous
Australians, the type of weather, iconic buildings … explore endangered
and endemic animals, local food and hidden bush tracks. - Educate Empower
[The kids] were enthralled with what would be in each state and
sharing if they had been to a particular location. They thought the
illustrations captured Australia's humour and things important to us.
Aaron, age 11, gave it 5 stars. He said: 'This is a really good book.
It was fun looking at it with my mum and dad. We had fun reading it.' He liked everything about it. His favourite part was 'all of it'. - Huntingdon Public School, New South Wales
have just finished reading your book and had to tell you how amazing it
is. The amount of work is mind-blowing... The last book that stopped me
in my tracks like this was The Eleventh Hour when I was 10 years old...
You have created more than a book. It's a work of art that needs to be
in every house. - author/illustrator Suzanne Houghton