D Is for Down Under
An Australia AlphabetBook - 2010
What country holds the title as the world's smallest continent and yet the world's largest island?I stands for island, but one that's not too small.Our island is enormous. Just try to see it all!There's no place else quite like it; that is clearly true.Australia is a continent, but it's an island, too.Originally founded as a penal colony, Australia has long been known for its contrasts (think: wild outback andsophisticated Sydney Opera House). Accompanied by vibrant colorful artwork, D is for Down Under: AnAustralia Alphabet captures the spirit of this proud country and its many treasures, natural and man-made.Visit spectacular Sydney Harbor, try your hand as a jackaroo working a sheep station, or just sit back and enjoya Vegemite sandwich. Below the starry night glitter of the Southern Cross constellation, Australia's "down underwonders shine brightly.Devin Scillian is an award-winning author and Emmy-award-winningbroadcast journalist. His books with Sleeping Bear Press include thenational bestseller A is for America: An American Alphabet. Devin livesin Michigan and anchors the news for WDIV-TV in Detroit.Geoff Cook has been illustrating for 35 years. His career began as a graphic designer, after graduating from Prahran College in Melbourne. Soon realizing he wanted to be an illustrator, he became a partner in the illustration studio All Australian Graffiti. He lives in Australia.
Publisher: Ann Arbor, Mich. : Sleeping Bear Press, 2010.
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,27 x 29 cm.