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Thursday 7 March 2024

Review: The Big Book Of Australian Nursery Rhymes

Row, row, row your boat, Gently down the creek. If you hear a Tassie devil, Don’t forget to shriek!

Here we go round the Banksia Bush, the Banksia Bush, the Banksia Bush.

Here we go round the Banksia Bush on a dry and dusty morning.

This 96–page Picture Book contains all your old favourites, served up with a delightful and distinctly Australian flavour,

Readers of all ages will be chanting, clapping, singing and tapping along to this collection of well-known songs, poems and nursery rhymes which now incorporate some of our noisiest and most loved Australian wildlife. 

Who knew that so many of our very own native critters, trees and places would be so perfectly adaptable into the tunes and rhymes we all love?

Adults and children alike will be captivated by the naïve, colourful illustrations and the recognisable tunes and rhymes, which will be re-visited over and over again.

Although internationally acclaimed author/illustrator Frane Lessac has not always called Australia home, with this gorgeous collection it’s quite probable that we’ll claim her anyway.

The Big Book Of Australian Nursery Rhymes
Author/Illustrator: Frane Lessac
Publisher: Walker Books, $26.99
Publication Date: 6 March 2024
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781760655099
For Ages: 2 - 9
Type: Picture Book