Return of the Dinosaurs
Magabala Books, 2016
3-4yrs, 5-8yrs, Lower Primary
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- Broome (W.A.)
- Visual literacy
- Western Australia
A fun and dynamic look at what life would be like for dinosaurs if they were roaming the Broome coastline today. Reflecting the famous colours of north west Australia and its rugged environment, the textured collage layers of artwork capture the character and beauty of the dinosaurs, birds, and marine life that roamed the Kimberley coastline more than 130 million years ago. Houston has based the story on facts, identifying the actual species of dinosaurs which inhabited the coastline around Broome millions of years ago. Reflecting on her own childhood, she recalls large imprints in rocks, which she learned later were originally created by sauropods during the Cretaceous period.
Bronwyn Houston is descended from the Nyiyaparli and Yindjiparndi people of the Wana clan in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Bronwyn was born and bred in Broome and draws her inspiration from the natural world she knows and loves.
- Magabala Books Teaching Notes for 'The Return of the Dinosaurs' by Bronwyn Houston https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0092/5043/9268/files/Return_of_the_Dinosaurs_Teacher_Notes.pdf?2374
- Ripper Reading Resources 15 October 2016 'Australian Dinosaurs - with freebies and three giveaways' http://ripperresources.blogspot.com/2016/10/australian-dinosaurs-with-freebies-and_15.html
- Words and Leaves review of 14 Oct 2016 review of 'Return of the Dinosaurs' by Bronwyn Houston https://wordsandleaves.com/twelve-preschoolers-and-two-indigenous-books/
- ABC Kimberley 8 April 2014 'Time to embrace Broome's 'Cretaceous Park' dinosaur footprints' http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2014/04/08/3980707.htm
- ABC Catalyst program 4 Oct 2016 'Kimberley Dinosaurs' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yV5x6UMkuuY