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Friday 2 November 2018

Review: Australia: Illustrated

The 2nd edition of Tania McCartney’s outstanding award-winning book explores Australia in all its varied and individual beauty through intricate, humour-filled illustrations.

An exquisite experience from beginning to end, Australia: Illustrated is a publication that earns all the accolades it receives. It’s a parade, a celebration of all things Australian, exquisitely captured between the covers. 

Our country’s beautiful and diverse culture is on display with iconic Aussies and landmarks, and multicultural flavours to spice things up. 

Native and endangered animals, sports, slang, weather, and countless other sub-sections, are exhibited in glorious design and layout.

Each State is represented with a detailed map depicting all the areas, rivers and lakes, beginning with New South Wales. From fishing areas to coffee shops, and lighthouses to surfing spots, by the time readers have completed going through all the features, they will know Australia like the back of their hand.

What a magnificent book for tourists and even locals who want to learn about this wonderful country of ours! Tania McCartney has surpassed everything she has previously produced. It’s clever, full of energy, information, entertainment and spectacular colour.

Australia: Illustrated is encyclopaedic in its thoroughness. For children and adults, it will be a journey of discovery. It is ideal as a teaching tool or reference, and for anyone who loves the creative genius that is found in books that make you sigh with pleasure. To top it all, it comes in a gorgeous textured hardcover that will withstand the touch of a thousand hands.

Title: Australia: Illustrated
Author/Illustrator: Tania McCartney
Publisher: EK Books, $32.99
Publication Date: October 2018
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781925335880
For ages: 5+
Type: Non Fiction