My Nanna Nelly Will Tour the Illawarra Tomorra
Williams, illustrated by Karen Mounsey-Smith (Little Steps Publishing) PB RRP $16.95ISBN: 9781925117547
by Anne Hamilton
The opening page
was so impressive with its rhythm and rhyme I was sure I was in for a treat
with this very different ‘tour guide’ of the region south of Sydney.
mahjong by a billabong in Gerringong,’ promised a feast of sound and visual
pages aren’t quite up there with the consistent, rhythmic flow but the rhyme is
still top notch. Imagine a suitable rhyme for ‘Isabel Boulton’s Chair’, Kiama
Blow Hole and Bellambi Reef. It’s all there!
Although this book
is targeted at 3–6 year olds, I imagine older children might enjoy it too. The
specific mention of places-to-go and things-to-do in the Illawarra region
clearly sets the book apart regionally, perhaps making it difficult to market
This is a book to
share and enjoy with children touring the Illawarra. The illustrations are
joyous and exuberant. The last page has eight photographs; I would really have
liked to have seen a map as well.