The Perfect Thing
Omnibus Books, 2017
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- Art, Aboriginal Australian
Lily and her grandfather have a loving relationship but when Grandfather suggests going to the park, Lily finds all sorts of wildly imaginative reasons not to go. Grandpa always comes up with the perfect solution to her excuses and they finally go to the park where the imagination of both of them can roam free. There is mutual love and respect between the two characters and the book is a celebration of both inter-generational relationships and imagination.
The page layout which shows Lily’s excuses and Grandpa’s solutions in kinds of speech bubbles, allows the reader to be part of the joke and enjoy the humour. The book would also stimulate young readers to invent imaginative stories around shapes they can see and would stimulate imaginative play.
Sally Morgan is a descendant of the Balgu people from the Pilbara region of Western Australia and Ambelin Kwaymullina is from Palyku people from the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
- Scholastic Australia Teachers Notes 'The Perfect Thing' https://resource.scholastic.com.au/resourceFiles/8452183_65545.pdf
- Reading Time review by Grace Nolan "The Perfect Thing' 8 Sept 2017 http://readingtime.com.au/the-perfect-thing/
- Ambelin Kwaymullina Website http://www.ambelin-kwaymullina.com.au/#!/
- Indigenous Australia - Sally Morgan http://ia.anu.edu.au/biography/morgan-sally-17816