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.
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.