The Two-hearted Numbat
Fremantle Press, 2008
5-8yrs, Lower Primary
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Numbat has two hearts, one made of stone and one made of feather. The former makes him strong and powerful, while his feather heart makes him soft and gentle. When having more than one heart becomes a problem, Numbat feels he must choose which one to keep. With the wise advice of Eldest Numbat, Numbat discovers that the best option is to keep both hearts so that he will be both kind and strong.
Ambelin and Ezekiel Kwaymullina are Indigenous creators who come from the Bailgu and Nyamal peoples of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Ambelin's art here features vivid, colourful gouache illustrations in an uplifting tale of self-perception that conveys the importance of realising one's self-worth and individual strengths.
- The two-hearted numbat. Teaching Notes, Fremantle Press. https://www.fremantlepress.com.au/system/spree/files/attachments/000/000/463/original/TWO_HEARTED_NUMBAT_TEACHING_NOTES_UPDATED.pdf?1436410657
- Ambelin Kwaymullina Writer & Illustrator website http://ambelin-kwaymullina.com.au/#!/
- ABC iview video 'The Two Hearted Numbat' https://iview.abc.net.au/video/ZX9944A016S00