Big Fella Rain by Beryl Webber and Fern Martins

The words in this story take us on a journey set in northern Australia.  The story begins in the dry season and takes readers right through the monsoonal changes and into the lush and long awaited wet season.

The illustrations will capture you as soon as you look at the front cover with three cheeky frogs climbing up water lily fronds.  Fern Martin’s mix of indigenous art, collage, ink and watercolour make each double-page spread inviting.  She envelopes the story and makes the reader feel part of the scenery using a pastel based colour palette.

You really feel like you’ve been taken on an adventure after reading this picture book and at the end you feel a contented happiness as the order of life flourishes.

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