Book Week 2018

Picture Book of the Year

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A Walk in the Bush

Written and illustrated by Gwyn Perkins

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Themes

A Walk in the Bush highlights the beauty of the Australian bush. Grandad and Iggy meet many interesting animals, and Iggy learns about some of the amazing aspects of the environment. It’s also a story about family. Grandad and Iggy enjoy exploring the bush, spotting various animals, talking about what they see and simply spending time together.

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Biography

Born in Melbourne in 1942, Gwyn Perkins began his artistic career when he won a newspaper drawing prize of one guinea and a box of paints (mistakenly awarded to Miss Gwyn Perkins). He spent many years as a successful animator in the advertising industry before moving to an island north of Sydney to enjoy a slower pace. He spends his days drawing, sailing and doing odd jobs for his friends and family. Gwyn has two adult sons and lives with his wife and teenage daughter.

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Written and illustrated by Freya Blackwood
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Written and illustrated by Anna Walker
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Resources

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ-HzaG5Zk0

Mopoke

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Swan Lake

Written and illustrated by Anne Spudvilas
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rJoB7y6Ncs
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Written by Carol Wilkinson and Illustrated by Liz Anelli
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Resources

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq0yib40KcI
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