NOTABLE – 2018 CBCA Early Childhood Book of the Year
SHORTLISTED – 2018 Speech Pathology Australia's Book of the Year (Five to Eight Years category)
Frances and Lindsay Haji-Ali take us counting backwards from FIFTEEN to ONE on this spectactular journey in the far north of WA. When Frances and Lindsay lived with their family in Broome, they often set out to visit Nana in the tiny outback town of Wyndham over 1,000 km north. These road trips took them across the magnificent Kimberley landscape and inspired this counting story. From bulbous boabs and wild brumbies to weary travellers, flying magpie geese and flowing waterfalls, David Hardy’s striking illustrations capture the awe and excitement of this special family adventure.Young Molly’s imagination knows no bounds when she transforms her Australian backyard into an adventure playground on the high seas. Molly conjures up a pirate ship on her inland horizon and takes her loyal cat and dog along for the ride as she rows across the choppy ocean to the unsuspecting pirates. On board, she meets a feisty crew of salty buccaneers who look suspiciously like her own farmyard chickens. They are no match for Molly’s daring exploits as she walks the plank, dances jolly jigs, scrambles up the rigging (or is that a clothesline?) and steers the ship like a true seafaring adventurer.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 32
- ISBN: 9781925360660
- Release date: November 1, 2017
Written by Lorraine Teece
Lorraine Teece is an Elder of the Alyawarra people from Central Australia. She is an accomplished artist and her work is held in collections in Australia and overseas. She is the author of several books and has many academic achievements. She is currently undertaking her PhD.
Illustrated by Paul Seden
Paul Seden is descended from the Wuthathi and Muralag people of North Queensland. He grew up in Darwin and he loves to draw and tell stories.
Paul works as a Fisheries Officer and he is inspired by the adventures he has with his family in the creeks around Darwin. Crabbing with Dad is the first book he has both written and illustrated.