Illustrated books speak to our times

By Stephanie Owen Reeder
August 14 2020 - 2:00pm
Illustrated books speak to our times

Based on a true story, this is an inspiring tale about the power of community and what can happen when you open your arms to the world.

At a time when we are being asked to socially distance, the art of communicating with others becomes even more important, especially for young children. This is particularly so in difficult circumstances such as natural disasters. After our experiences during the events of the recent Black Summer, The Bushfire Book: How to Be Aware and Prepare (Lothian. 32 pp. $19.99) is a timely tome. Polly Marsden's reassuring and practical text encourages children to have informed conversations about preparing for and coping with bushfires.