ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Having tackled the other natural disasters of Flood, Fire and Cyclone, the award-winning team of French and Whatley turn to drought. Her broken verse imitates the cracking dryness that turns a green land brown, and his graphite and acrylic wash illustrations render the patterns and harshness both realistically and sympathetically. As with the others in the series, this is a way of introducing children to the realities of the land we live upon, while also celebrating resilience and the knowledge that good days come again. Lindy Jones
I remember when rain stopped,
When day by day the water dropped,
All across a sun-bleached land,
Drought spread its withered, deadly hand.
From the award-winning creators of Flood, Fire and Cyclone comes Drought a moving story about the devastating effects drought has on many Australians and their farms.