Deep love of country inspires Bronwyn Bancroft's poetry and the richly layered hues of Colours of Australia. Each line speaks a different voice, each image stirs a different mood, and all combine to evoke the miracle of colour with which we are surrounded.
'On Monday I went to my auntie's house and guess what I saw? ONE yellow cheeky dog sleeping on the floor.' So begins this lively, cheeky story set in a remote Indigenous community, moving through colours, numbers and days of the week to the dog-packed final page.
'First ...the land wakes in morning light. Turtles crawl and lizards creep. But then - rain splatters on dusty ground and everything comes alive!' A joyous serenade of northern Australian animals and landscapes in the rainy season, illustrated by Balarinji, Australia's leading Indigenous design studio. Ros Moriarty, author of the acclaimed memoir Listening to Country, is also the founder of Indi Kindi early literacy education.