Inspired by the bushfires that have affected many Australians, Fire is a moving and sensitive story of a natural disaster as seen through the eyes of a cockatoo. The fire mercilessly engulfs homes and land, leaving a devastating path of destruction.
But from the ruins, courage, kindness and new life grows.
A beautiful and timely expression of the strength of the Australian spirit during times of adversity. In Fire, fear is our familiar in ways only Aussie kids know, French’s verse the counterpoint to illustrations that overwhelm.
Because it is in rhymed couplets, it seems more like a song or a hymn than a conventional picture book story.
Author Jackie French and Bruce Whatley
Nominated in the Picture Book of the Year category in the 2015 CBCA Awards
Recommended for ages 4 years +