Letters from Australia
This unusual illustrated picture book captures various iconic Australiana using stunning, highly detailed artwork, that has been created from the alphabetical letters that spell out their names. There is a diverse range of topics, including plants, animals, birds, reptiles, and famous Australians, as well as human-made construc-tions (e.g. the ‘Sydney Harbour Bridge’). A short Teachers Notes section at the back, explains briefly each illustrated icon, while the author / illustrator also explains her ‘Letter Art’, as well as a very short piece about the typography used. Astute, observant middle primary grade students, both girls and boys, old enough to grasp the hidden subtleties, will certainly enjoy trawling through these clever, colourful alphabetical constructions to identify each of the letters used so many times to imaginatively create the Australian icons described herein. This is an eccentric, stimulating, appealing addition to the body of work by the imaginative, creative author of Alphabeasts and Robyn Boid: Architect. Delightfully inventive and highly recommended.
"Full of artistry and ingenuity, this is highly recommended for homes and classrooms"
Delightfully inventive and highly recommended.
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- Australia and Letter Art
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