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Backyard Bugs

Helen Milroy



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Fremantle Arts Centre Prs
01 March 2021
ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- If you know a pre-schooler who is captivated by insects and micro-creatures, then this colourful and uncomplicated book will be the perfect thing! There's lot to see in the backyard, from the ant that marches up a tree to the ladybird that lands upon a sleeve. An emphasis on active verbs and gentle rhymes mark out the text, but it is the bright illustrations that bring extra pleasure. The critters are rendered fairly naturalistically and placed against abstract Indigenous patterning - a very sweet mix!  Lindy Jones

From beautiful butterflies to kaleidoscopic Christmas beetles, First Nations author and illustrator Helen Milroy returns to the backyard with a picture book designed to teach kids (and their handlers) all about the scurrying, scuttling, scooting, buzzing, zooming splendour of insects. 
By:   Helen Milroy
Imprint:   Fremantle Arts Centre Prs
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 202mm,  Width: 202mm,  Spine: 10mm
Weight:   254g
ISBN:   9781760990282
ISBN 10:   1760990280
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   01 March 2021
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dr Helen Milroy is a descendant of the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. She was born and educated in Perth and has a passionate interest in health and wellbeing, especially for children. She is currently a professor at UWA, a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist, and Commissioner with the National Mental Health Commission.

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