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From Sydney’s Child (October 2008) – “Possum and Wattle is an alphabet book with a difference. This is a book filled with a mixture of Indigenous-Australian and Anglo-Australian words. Alongside “apple” and “blossoms” and “clouds” – we have “adze” and “boomerangs” and “cockatoos”. At the end of the book is a glossary, with the meanings of many of the words in the book. This is not simply a book of words, however. This book is a glorious visual feast of colour, line and form. Bronwyn Bancroft is a descendant of the Bundjalung people and she has had a highly distinguished career as a visual artist and children’s picture-book creator. In breathtaking detail, Bancroft has created more than 100 illustrations – beautifully dotted unicorn fish, a bright colour sweep of a rainbow, a young Indigenous girl sheltering from the rain under an umbrella of lush green leaves, and many more. Very highly recommended for ages 3 to 7.” – Veronica Larkin

From Sunday Age (October 2008) – “Aboriginal artist and designer Bronwyn Bancroft has illustrated an A-to-Z picture book geared at the very young. The illustrations are influenced by her Bundjalung heritage. Sally Morgan’s short introduction reveals that the words included in the book come from “a number of different Aboriginal languages”. Before European settlement, there were 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. While the words are vital, Bancroft’s extravagant illustrations are what make this book stand out. Vivid, rich, bursting with colour, each thing is a celebration of heritage, whether it be an ant-hill or the Milky Way. A stunner.”

 ISBN 9781921541674