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Sunday 17 November 2019

Review: Cunning Crow

From the stunning deep mulberry cover, featuring the penetrating stare of the cunning crow, fringed by dot-painted circles of earthen-hues, through storms, sunlight, rain and fire, to the vivid rainbow palette of the end pages, this meaningful picture book is an exquisite work of art.

In Cunning Crow, renowned author/illustrator, Gregg Dreise, shares the wisdom of Aboriginal Elders in this story about appreciating and accepting each other, in all our differences.

It begins way back, before Once-upon-a-time time, there was the Dreamtime when all the birds were white, then explains how the birds gained their magnificent colours, but one of the birds was Waan, a crow who wanted more and more, so devised a cunning plan, which did not turn out as Waan had hoped.

Cunning Crow is a story of acceptance, diversity, the power of greed and ultimately the value of all our differences. Other titles in this series by Gregg Driese include Mad Magpie, Kookoo Kookaburra and Silly Birds.

Title: Cunning Crow
Author/Illustrator: Gregg Dreise
Publisher: Magabala Books, $24.99
Publication Date: 1 October 2019
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781925768862
For ages: 4 - 8
Type: Picture Book