And a Kangaroo Too
National Gallery of Australia
National Gallery of Australia, 1997
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- Art, Aboriginal Australian
- Bark painting
- Bilingual books
- Glossaries and vocabularies
'And a Kangaroo Too' is a bilingual children's book featuring several Aboriginal languages. The illustrations of Australian wildlife by various Aboriginal artists and artist language groups offering details from various paintings on eucalyptus bark by a number of Aboriginal artists. The publisher, the National Gallery of Australia, comments on the jacket cover, 'Each double page introduces, with its Aboriginal name, a different animal of the Dreamtime'.
Magpie geese (gurrumatji), a goanna (carda), saltwater crocodiles (baru), an emu (gugaamgan), possums (marrngu), sharks (balangu) and a kangaroo (wambuyn) are among those animals featured in the 26 works of art in 'And a Kangaroo Too'.
- Wikipedia entry on Indigenous Australian Art https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigenous_Australian_art
- Ambelin Kwaymullina talks about 'Indigenous picture books offering windows into worlds' https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2017/06/14/indigenous-picture-books-offering-windows-worlds
- Canadian Book Council recommends 10 Beautiful Indigenous Children’s Books To Add To Your Library https://www.cbc.ca/parents/learning/view/10-beautiful-indigenous-childrens-books-to-add-to-your-library