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At the Billabong
Price: $14.50
This third Indigenous First Discovery Book from Discovery Press uses Aboriginal symbols and clever book design to tell a simple educational story for babies and toddlers. Artist Debbie Austin depicts the animals of the Australian bush as they go to the billabong on a hot day. Each page has the centre cut out so that children can always see the shiny reflective billabong at the end. All Aboriginal symbols used here are familiar to young readers, as they appeared in Debbie's last two books, Animals and People and Places, released last year. Both books were well-received by parents and educators, making At the Billabong a highly anticipated early-education title. Babies AND their parents will love this beautiful baby board book. At the Billabong is available 1 December 2009. The cover image above is unfinished; the printer is adding metallic blue paint to the centre circle, to represent the billabong. The image represents (clockwise from the top left corner) kangaroos, people, emus and dingos all travelling to the billabong for a cool drink. All children love learning to draw pictures and tell their own stories using these traditional Aboriginal symbols.
Published: 2009