Meet Ned, Lily, Zoe, Kirra and Matilda - Australian children representing a multicultural blend of culture and race that typifies our beautiful country. They are taking you through a year in the life of Australian kids, from celebrations to traditions to events, to our everyday way of life. They are Australia.
An Aussie Year is a picture book bursting with national pride. It is a snapshot of who we are as a nation, and covers our modern day culture, lifestyle and traditions. Its pages feature trailing, meandering text, dates and gorgeous illustrations showing our five Aussie children at play, at school, at home, and enjoying their parts of Australia - from the tropical north out to our rugged west and beautiful Tassie.
Author: Tania McCartney is an Author, Editor, Reviewer and Features Writer. The founder of Kids Book Review and an Ambassador for the National Year of Reading 2012, she is passionate about literacy and has spent many years presenting and speaking on reading, books and writing. She lives in Canberra with her husband and two kids, in a paper house at the base of a book mountain.
Illustrator: Tina Snerling is an Illustrator, children's wear designer and a Graphic Artist. She lives in Brisbane with her husband, two kids and wild imagination to draw the world with childhood innocence.