Author(s): Trace Balla (Illustrator)
A tender and beautifully illustrated tale of a boy and his bird-watching uncle, on a paddling trip on Australia's Glenelg River. A story about slowing down, growing up, and connecting with the land and its creatures. 'All children need an Uncle Egg to open up the magical world of nature. We all need to get outside, away from television, computers and mobile phones, and what better way than a canoeing-camping trip? This is a delightful story about the joy of the outdoors.' - DAVID SUZUKI 'Rivertime is a quirky, charming immersion into the life of a waterway and into the life-lessons a river can teach.' - MAYA WARD (author of The Comfort of Water)
Winner of Wilderness Society Environment Awards: Picture Books 2015 and Readings Children's Book Prize 2015. Commended for Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Picture Book of the Year 2015. Shortlisted for NSW Premier's Literary Award Patricia Wrightson Prize 2015 and Crichton Award for Children's Book Illustration 2015 and Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year: Young Children 2014.
Trace Balla is often found sketching in nature, riding her bike, dancing, and growing vegies in her garden in central Victoria. Her background is in illustration, community arts, art therapy, animation, and writing songs and stories.