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Little J and Big Cuz

The Big Race

Dot West Tony Thorne



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Hardie Grant Books
01 June 2022
Join Little J, Big Cuz and their friends for all kinds of adventures as they discover culture, community and country!
School picnic day is nearly here! Little J, Big Cuz and all their friends can't wait for a day of desert fun. Will Little J's shiny tin roller win the big race?

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Based on the Logie Award-winning animated children's series that features Miranda Tapsell and Deborah Mailman, Little J & Big Cuz follows the adventures of Indigenous Australian kids Little J and Big Cuz living with their Nanna and Old Dog.

The television series now airs across ABC, NITV, and SBS On Demand. It has won Best Children's Program (Logies), an ATOM award, an Awgie and SDIN award
Illustrated by:   Tony Thorne
Imprint:   Hardie Grant Books
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 250mm,  Width: 240mm, 
ISBN:   9781761210464
ISBN 10:   1761210467
Series:   Little J and Big Cuz
Pages:   24
Publication Date:  
Recommended Age:   From 3 to 99 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

A Ngoongar writer based in Broome, Dot West is a passionate and revered advocate for Indigenous media. Her recent projects include writing three short dramas In the Air, High Tide and Maap Mordak - which was her directing debut. She was a script writer and co-producer on The Circuit series 1 and 2, winning an AWGIE award. Dot's documentary scriptwriting credits include the Songlines on Screen documentary Naji, which screened at ImagineNATIVE International Film Festival in Canada along with High Tide. Dot was the inaugural chairperson of NIMAA (National Indigenous Media Association of Australia), inaugural vice chairperson of NITV and a board member of Screenwest and the Australian International Documentary Conference. Dot is currently a board member of SBS. Dot's many accolades include the Tudawali Award for her contribution to Indigenous Media and the Kullarri NAIDOC award for contribution to Indigenous affairs. Tony Thorne's endearing character design and vivid sense of place for Little J & Big Cuz is the culmination of his rich and diverse experience as an animation director, illustrator, visual artist, author of graphic novels and comic book illustrator. Tony's career is as diverse as it is interesting, spanning a Tasmanian Book Prize shortlisting, works displayed in the National Portrait Gallery and the Burnie Regional Art Gallery, and positions on high profile features including Animation Supervisor on Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Senior Animator on Hunger Games and Happy Feet II and Lead Animator on Ella Enchanted and Valiant.

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