A story of Macquarie Island from the time it was formed, left alone to be itself and then found by humans and taken over, to the time, nowish, when all the mess and havoc that took place on it is being fixed.
Filled with information to help a younger generation understand what we do and what a huge mess things get into, as well as conservation in a new light and preserving what we have, One Small Island is full of Alison Lester's typically amazingly beautiful and deatiled pictures and Coral Tulloch (a new author to me) with her pictures of huge deatil explaining what certain things were, where things were and information on how things happened- all in a picture!
One Small Island is a small picture book for 11+ if you're reading it alone, maybe 10 year olds too, and any age at all if you're an adult or older reader reading it to a yonger child.
I've never read a book like One Small Island- it's breath taking.
The cover goes weird on pictures, the words scrable! A truly awesome cover.
Uh-huh it is!
What I thought:
One Small Island, well, what can I say?
Conservation, saving a wild island, natural habitat, teaching a younger set of people with a favourite Australian author (who is amazing!) about what things we do do and a cover that is really, really, amazing.
It's shiney and wavey.
I like it.
Well, One Small Island is a shocker of an amazingly fantastic book, written in a way that is easy to read and understand, a way that makes the reader think and work things out for thmselves.
You can really read it in two ways- the short way, not going into the detail of Coral's pictures and not reading everything she's written in them and just reading the story by itself, or reading everything, cover to cover, in a sitting.
Like I did!
Though I'm very interested in reading just the story by itself at some point too.
So basically, if you have any inkling, children or want to know about a desperately sad Australian island that is slowly but surely being made happy again, get this book when it comes out in August- not a long time to wait.
And even if you don't want to read about those things.
It's co written by Alison Lester.
I mean, who doesn't love Alison Lester?
Get it, and let me know! *Smiling!*
One Small island is the best picture book I've read in a long time- a perfect book for me.
Thank you to Puffin for supplying this for me!