Big Fella Rain

Beryl Webber
Illustrated by Fern Martins

NOTABLE – 2018 CBCA Picture Book of the Year

SHORTLISTED – 2018 ABIA Small Publishers' Children's Book of the Year

Big Fella Rain
is a celebration of northern Australia as animals, birds, trees and a parched earth await the first rain. It is almost as if country stands still as the sparse yet evocative text pays homage to the transition from dry season to wet season in a country that is like no other place in the world.

Fern Martins illustrations seamlessly portray the dramatic skies, the thirsty animals and tiny creatures whose very existence rely on the monsoonal changes. Her exquisite rendering of the big landscape against the subtle shifts in the environment have a timeless quality that will capture the hearts of all readers.

Magabala Books Teacher Notes

  • Author: Beryl Webber
  • Illustrator: Fern Martins
  • Published: Oct 2017
  • Size: 220 x 250 mm
  • Pages: 32
  • ISBN: 9781925360639
  • Ages: Lower primary, Middle primary
  • Format: Paperback

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