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Tuesday 5 November 2013

Review: Wish You Were Here - Sunshine Coast

Wish You Were Here – Sunshine Coast takes young readers on a journey through Queensland’s Sunshine Coast region – the surfing spots and beaches, National Parks, tourist hotspots and amazing zoo.

In a large board book format, Wish You Were Here – Sunshine Coast is a wordless picture book that invites young readers to create their own story about what is happening at the various locations as well as encouraging them to search for specific details with ten different individuals and couples appearing in each scene including Lucy & Lisa the backpackers, Julian the surfer, Lifesaver Danny and grey nomads Margaret and Bob.

The fun illustrations feature a variety of wildlife and plants as well as familiar lifestyle scenes. Representing the Queensland coastal experience, the illustrations in the nine different are quintessentially Australian but not  clichéd.

Whether using the book at home or in a classroom setting, each double page illustration offers numerous details to discuss. The wordless format overcomes any language or reading level barriers, making the book accessible to all ages.

Wish You Were Here – Sunshine Coast is the first book in the Wish You Were Here series, with further books to follow focusing on different Australian locations including Sydney.

You can find out more about the series, including stockists and latest news, by visiting the Hulabalula website.

Title: Wish You Were Here - Sunshine Coast
Author: Frank Scrivano
Illustrator: Leroy Sams
Publisher: Hulabalula, $24.95 RRP
Publication Date: August 2013
Format: Board Book
ISBN: 9781922176011
For ages: 3-8
Type: Board Book