CO-WINNER, 2022 ENVIRONMENT AWARDS FOR CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
SHORTLISTED, 2022 CHIEF MINISTER’S NT BOOK AWARD, CHILDREN’S AND/OR YOUNG ADULT WORKS
NOTABLES, 2022 CHILDREN'S BOOK COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS, EARLY CHILDHOOD
Another simple, universal story from Sally Morgan – this time a beautifully illustrated celebration of the life of the river. The River takes the reader on a journey of what their eyes can see and their ears can hear. See green ants crawling, hear frogs croaking, a goanna running, a fish splashing... Sally Morgan’s beautiful words and Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr’s sensitive artwork combine to make this a unique, distinctive children’s picture book with global appeal. Johnny infuses his illustrations with his fine-art aesthetic and his traditional motifs to bring each page to vivid life.
“...ideal for young children and beginning readers. It is interactive and engages their senses.”
– Joy Lawn, Paperbark Words
"...a great edition to early cultural studies programs... The River teaches us how the wonder of the natural world surrounds us."
– Tamantha Smith, Magpies Magazine
"Lilting lesson on river life...This will be top of the bedtime reading pile."
– Australian Women's Weekly
"This is a wonderful read aloud… Highly recommended"
– Fran Knight, ReadPlus
"...highly effective use of simple language and a striking, limited colour palette to tell a story with lovely attention to sensory detail…"
– Gemma Nisbet, The West Australian