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FINALIST, 2019 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS, CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK HARDCOVER FICTION CATEGORY
SHORTLISTED, 2019 SPEECH PATHOLOGY AUSTRALIA BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS, FIVE TO EIGHT YEARS
Clever Crow is an endearing and witty tale that follows the exploits of a hungry and very clever crow. Crow searches in the bush for food but he can find none. It is only when he comes across people preparing for a ceremony that his luck changes. Crow spots a big turtle egg waiting to be cooked, and he cries out, ‘Yummy, food for me!’ But it is not an easy task stealing a turtle egg – even for a clever crow. Crow has to be more clever than he has ever been before! Children will love Bronwyn Bancrofts’s distinctive illustrations, and how the Djambarrpuynu language translation – Yolnu language from North East Arnhem Land – is woven into the design.
“With its marvellous balance of English and Djambarrpuyŋu, regardless of who your mob is, this book is a must-read."
– Madelaine Dickie, National Indigenous Times
"There are so many reasons to love Clever Crow – a lively tale about a hungry crow who outwits others around him by stealing a turtle egg … twice!"
– Marjorie Lewis-Jones, South Sydney Herald