Lorraine Marwood, Celebrating Australia: a year in poetry, Walker Books, 1 January 2015, $16.95(pbk), 128pp., ISBN 978 1 925081 022
Beginning with New Year and wending its way through Easter, Bastille Day, Ramadan, United Nations Day and a round up of weddings, parties and a lullaby, this neat little compendium has a wealth of upbeat messages to read and share. Rich language, unexpected points of view, sympathetic illustrations and black and white photos make this a great starter for younger readers setting out to become writers. Diwali, Grandparents Day and Halloween all add up to a must have in classrooms and home libraries.
reviewed by Chris Dayman