This is just the beginning of our list of Aussie animal picture books. We have many, many more to add. At this stage we have included 3 Australian animal books that also focus on good ol’ Aussie tucker, so you can enjoy baking some native treats with your kids on Australia Day. Check out our instructions for making little lamington creatures.
Author and Illustrator: Mem Foxand Julie Vivas
Publisher: Omnibus Books, April 2008
Grandma Poss uses her best bush magic to make Hush invisible. But when Hush longs to be able to see herself again, the two possums must make their way across Australia to find the magic Australian food that will make Hush visible once more.
Author and Illustrator: Marcia Vaughan and Pamela Lofts
Publisher: Scholastic Australia
Published in: Australia, May 2006
The ‘Wombat Stew Cookbook’ is full of delicious ‘gooey, brewy, yummy, chewy’ recipes children will delight in cooking for their friends and families.
Author and Illustrator: Ruthie May and Leigh Hobbs
Publisher: Little Hare, November 2010
BUY ONLINE: The Book Depository| Borders| Fishpond
Not only is this book jam-packed (no pun intended) with good ol’ Aussie recipes but it’s full of anecdotal stories about how our cuisine came to be and fair dinkum definitions for words and phrases like ‘bush tucker’ and ‘spuds’.