New Frontier, 2020
32pp., hbk., RRP $A24.99
While we may all have had an extraordinary wish to skip through the stars, harness a unicorn or sail around Mars, this story encourages us to look for the extraordinary in the ordinary. To find what Mother Nature has provided; or the shared time with friends and family; or the sounds and smells of silence.
Written in rhyme and illustrated with rich detail so there is as much to discover in the pictures as there is in the world around us, this is a timely release at this time when we are all but confined to home. Psychologists and others are telling us that more important than any formal schoolwork undertaken at this time are the relationships we build with our families and the memories we make as we pull together, so having such a beautiful book to share to help us focus on the ordinary and find the extraordinary is serendipitous. One to share under the conditions granted to schools at this time and to encourage students to share their extraordinary in the ordinary. Keep them connected. What one finds, another may also discover.