Country Tells Us When

T Cooper, M Dann, D Pigram-Ross, S Ford

Some cultures around the world have four seasons that they look out for on a calendar – Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring.
Us Yawuru mob, we don’t have four seasons that are told to us by a calendar. We have six seasons and Country tells us when they have arrived by what we feel, see, taste, smell and hear.
Discover how the Yawuru people read the seasons in this beautifully illustrated book.

Country Tells Us When… is a joyful feast for the eyes and an enlightening and essential resource for the next generations of little caretakers of Rubibi (the town of Broome) and its vibrant wildlife.

- Maya Hodge, Books+Publishing

Sample
Teacher Guide
Honours
BookPeople Kids' Reading Guide Selection
Release
Mar-2023
ISBN
9781922592460
RRP (AUD)
$24.99
Pages
40
Format
Hardback
Category
Yawuru seasons

Dalisa Pigram-Ross, Mary Dann, Sheree Ford, Tsheena Cooper

Educators Tsheena Cooper, Dalisa Pigram-Ross and Sheree Ford were inspired to share cultural knowledge and language in a story that was both engaging and informative for children. They used block printing, layering the distinctive colours of the Kimberley as they move through the seasonal changes.

Indigenous Literacy Foundation

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) is a national charity working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander remote Communities across Australia. We are Community-led, responding to requests from remote Communities and publishing books created by Community – many in First Languages.

Country Tells Us When
Rights
World ex ANZ
Contact
Nicola Robinson
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