SHORTLISTED - Speech Pathology Australia's 2016 Book of the Year Awards(Indigenous Children's Category
NOTABLE-2018 CBCA Picture Book of the Year
SHORTLISTED_ 2018 ABIA Small Publisher's Children's Book of the Year.
Big Fella Rain is a celebration of the start of the rainy season – the clouds building, the animals retreating and the cracked earth waiting. It is a celebration of the seasons in the Top End of Australia and the delicate nature of the natural world.
Fern Martins‘ illustrations are exquisite and the details she adds to the animal features or the subtle changes in the sky add more depth to the story and show the young reader just what life looks like as the rain falls.
We loved reading this story, looking at the details of the insects, listening to the animals cry for joy and watch the water as it made it’s presence. Big Fella Rain is a wonderful picture book to read out loud, pore over the pictures and think about how much we rely on water.
Do you know what my Mum whispers as she straightens out a curl? You can do anything. You're my bold Australian girl. This delightful picture book encourages girls to do anything…. Focusing in a nurturing relationship between a young Indigenous girl and her mum, this book celebrates everything from football to friendship, reading to surfing.