ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICKS ----- An ABC with a difference, each letter is given a double page spread; one side has a portrait incorporating the letter, the facing page a short sentence summing up the Australian personality. For example, A is for Adam Goodes and the A (in red and white stripes) is his body; or T is for Tim Flannery and the T is his polo shirt - all quite clever graphic designs and easily recognised. The mix of male and female characters also includes indigenous and migrant Australians, scientists and politicians, musicians and journalists, sportspeople and artists - mostly from the 20th century. At the back are thumbnail biographical details, to expand on the accompanying text. Colourful and fun. Lindy Jones
Forget Alpha, Bravo, Charlie ...In this irreverent look at Australian cultural icons, A is for Adam Goodes, B is for Bob Hawke and C is for Cathy Freeman. This is no ordinary alphabet book! This is the official A to Z of amazing Aussies that make this country so great. Sometimes irreverent, always charming, and beautifully illustrated by Beck Feiner.