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Monday, 4 November 2019

Review: Antarctica

Antarctica beautifully introduces the coldest, windiest, driest continent in the world and continues to inform with flowing text, sequential counting and gorgeous artwork.

This informative, fact filled story counts through ten of the creatures who call Antarctica home. With lyrical prose, from one speckled leopard seal to ten vermilion sea stars, it’s wonderfully satisfying to read aloud. Four pages of more detailed information about Antarctica follow the story covering topics such as temperature, snow, the various south poles and the creatures in the story.

Working in perfect harmony with the text, Antarctica is illustrated with handmade artwork of layered collage, woodblock and screen-prints, it feels original, textural and inspired by nature.

You can tell this book is made with passion, great research and admiration for Antarctica, it would be a fun educational resource for young children, and could inspire further activities, artwork and discussions.

Moira Court is an Australian based artist, Antarctica is her first author illustrated title, her other illustrated books include My Superhero and Colour Me.

Title: Antarctica
Author/Illustrator: Moira Court
Publisher: Freemantle Press, $24.99
Publication Date: 1 November 2019
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781925815757
For ages: 3 – 5
Type: Picture Book


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