Learning becomes fun with this book about the animals that are unique to Australia. In Over in Australia: Amazing Animals Down Under, amazing artwork will inspire children in classrooms and at home to appreciate environment, ecology, and the world around us!
The perfect Australia children's book, Marianne Berkes makes animal habitats for kids exciting with Over in Australia, which doubles as a fun, interactive, counting book for kids!
Most of the animals in Australia are unique, meaning they live ONLY in Australia. From kangaroos to koalas, they are a fascinating bunch. Once again, Marianne Berkes makes learning fun. Kids will hop, slurp, and munch as they imitate and count the animals. Like Over in the Arctic, the cut-paper illustrations will inspire many an art project. Plus Marianne provides tons of ideas for activities and curriculum extensions about Australia, literature, writing, and animals. Teachers and parents, as well as kids, are the winners.
Parents, teachers, gift givers, and many others will find:
- captivating illustrations of paper cut animals which will inspire many an art project!
- backmatter that includes further information about Australia and the animals that live there
- Music and song lyrics to "Over in Australia" sung to the tune "Over in the Meadow".
- a book for young readers learning to count!
Marianne Berkes has spent much of her life as a teacher, children's theater director and children's librarian. She knows how much children enjoy "interactive" stories and is the author of many entertaining and educational picture books that make a child's learning relevant. Reading, music, theater, gardening, and cooking have been a constant in Marianne's life. Her books are inspired by her love of nature. Marianne hopes to open kids' eyes to the magic found in our natural world. She now writes full time. An energetic presenter at schools and conferences, Marianne believes that "hands on" learning is fun. Her website is www.MarianneBerkes.com.
Jill Dubin's whimsical art has appeared in over 30 children's books. Her cut paper illustrations reflect her interest in combining color, pattern and texture. She grew up in Yonkers, New York, and graduated from Pratt Institute. She lives with her family in Atlanta, Georgia, including two dogs that do very little but with great enthusiasm.