Jimmy the Honeyeater is the smallest bird at the flying school and he becomes the target of the bigger birds who tease and taunt him. He is helped by wise kind Eagle who shows Jimmy that what he sees as weaknesses could actually be his strengths.
This is Jack Manning Bancroft’s first picture book and fits well with the mentoring philosophy he follows in his life. He has collaborated with his mother, acclaimed artist Bronwyn Bancroft to create a colourful and meaningful fable with an Indigenous storytelling feel. The use of perspectives, movement and character placement support and extent the story.
Jack Manning Bancroft is the CEO and Founder of AIME (www.aimementoring.com). In 2005, as a then 19-year-old university student, Jack founded the AIME Program with 25 Indigenous kids in Redfern. AIME incorporated in 2008 and Jack became a CEO at the age of 22. Today, AIME works with over 3,500 Indigenous high school students and 1250 university student acting as mentors across Australia.
Bronwyn Bancroft is a descendant of the Djanbun clan of the Bundjalung nation. Bronwyn is a leading Indigenous artist, illustrator and art administrator whose work is held at the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Australian Museum. Brownyn has illustrated several award-winning books for children