'A picture book about a little rabbit who learns that some things in life aren't as scary as they seem. Based on a Tibetan myth, a sound in the forest sets all the animals running for their lives from the Terrible Plop.'
(Source: Publisher's website)for the illustrations by Andrew Joyner
'In Santa's Aussie Holiday Santa takes a much deserved break after his busy Christmas Eve delivering gifts. And what better place to do it than Down Under? Santa travels around Australia from Sydney to Perth in his singlet, boardies and thongs and is shown the sights (and how to surf) by his Aussie mate Croc. This is a fun story with appealing illustrations by Anna Walker.' (Publication summary)Awarded to Anna Walker for her illustrations.
Rick is coming to visit again. But will he recognise the farm? Will he have as much fun as last time? Same friend. Same farm. Totally different landscape. (Source: Back cover)
The tranquil seagrass meadow seems a safe place for Gentle Dugong and his aquatic undersea friends to play until one day a trawler with its scoop net appears.
'A child whose beloved grandmother has died dream-travels at night in her grandmother's old shoes. Through these magical journeys the girl is able to hold on to her memories of her grandmother, while by day healing comes gradually to the family.'
Source: Publisher's blurb.For the illustrations by Caroline Magerl.
A boy wants to play with his exciting new video game but keeps being interrupted by members of his family who bring him back to reality. The interruptions are reflected in the on-going playing of the game.Awarded to Geoff Kelly for the illustrations of Power and Glory.
In this retelling of the Alice in Wonderland story set in Aboriginal Australia, the White Rabbit becomes the Kangaroo 'not, it should be emphasized, because there is no Pitjantjatjara word for 'rabbit', but simply because an Aboriginal Alice would naturally have seen a kangaroo in her dream.' (viii). Similarly the Red Queen is the Witch Spirit and the Caterpillar becomes a Witchety Grub while the Queen's Croquet Party becomes the Corroboree of the Witch Spirit. ('Introduction to Alitji' in Nancy Sheppard Alitjinya Ngura Tjukurtjarangka=Alitji in the Dreamtime (1975): viii).Won by Donna Leslie for the illustrations to the 1992 edition.
'Five marvellous stories about some very resourceful children and their adventures in the wide world: Meet Lindalou, who makes a wondrous flying boat and sails to Kathmandu, timid Andy Umm, who talks to animals and tames a lion, curious Ferdinand, who cures the prime minister with the help of his magic spectacles, Ignatius Binz, whose magnificent nose picks up the faintest whiff of danger, Valentina Lookwell, who paints people as they really are, Wendelin B. Wordforce, who writes down their stories and Aristan, the magic spider, as golden as a dab of butter, who befriends them all' (Source: publisher's website).
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