by Tania McCartney
NLA Publishing (National Library of Australia). Australian, Picture Book. Paperback RRP $24.95
Guest Reviewer – Jackie French
Tania McCartney has done a brilliant job, choosing not just what events matter, but the ones that matter to kids- beginning, of course, with the dinosaur. The national library material she’s worked with is stunning: images, photos, paintings and sketches from their archives that tell our history in a way that is simple to understand but also beautiful.This is a book that every six year old needs to read, to see as early as possible the threads of our history. It’s also a book that every high school should have, so the stories a history lover knows, can be put in chronological context.
The Reading Stack reviewed Tania McCartney’s Riley and the Grumpy Wombat in August 2011.