Dry to Dry: The Seasons of Kakadu
Pamela Freeman (Illust: Liz Anelli)
Publisher: Walker Books Australia
ISBN: 9781760650285
Awards Year: 2021
Category: Eve Pownall Award
The publisher says...

This Nature Storybook follow-up to the award-winning Desert Lake is a stunningly illustrated and extraordinary story of the yearly weather cycle and attendant changing wildlife of Kakadu National Park, from the Dry to the Wet to the Dry again. 

In the tropical wetlands and escarpments of Kakadu National Park, the seasons move from dry to wet to dry again. Those seasons have shaped the astonishing variety of plants, animals, birds, insects ... migratory birds by the thousands, grasshoppers and owls, lizards and turtles, fruit bats and spear grass. And, gliding past them all in the rivers and waterholes, the long, sinuous shapes of crocodiles...

The CBCA judges say...

This book explores the changing seasons of Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory. Offering parallel texts of narrative and factual information, the book is poetic and engaging. The language used transports readers to Kakadu and keeps them engaged through the change in font, size and direction of text, making the words to jump out at the reader. Additional information at the end of the book, as well as a discussion on the seasons that the Indigenous people of Kakadu recognise, highlight the importance of Kakadu to traditional owners, adding to the overall high-quality production of this book.

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