Sunday 7 August 2016

Colours of Australia

Colours of Australia written and illustrated by Bronwyn Bancroft (Little Hare Books) HB RRP $24.99
ISBN 9781742976914

Reviewed by Liz Ledden

Colours of Australia is another visual, lyrical delight from talented artist and author/illustrator Bronwyn Bancroft. Each spread of this beautiful, hardcover picture book is a colourful ode to the land, from the green of the filigree ferns to the inky, indigo night sky.

Evocative, poetic language describes the colours, shapes, light and movement of Australia’s trees, streams, mountains and ancient rock formations. The story is structured from sunrise through to night, ending with a spectacular full moon and dark shadows on a patchwork-like body of water.

From burnt orange rocks to the violet sky, Australia’s rich and varied landscapes are represented in vibrant colour. Similar to Bancroft’s recently released Why I love Australia, this is a keepsake of a book, a visual feast to be treasured.

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