Illustrator: Kerry Anne Jordinson
Publisher: Magabala Books
Published: February 2018
This poignant tale of an elderly lady recalling the camping holidays of her childhood is a nostalgic look at a simpler time in life. It would make a great discussion starter about “the olden days” especially for grandparents to share with their grandchildren, who are invariably fascinated to hear how they grew up. I Remember is a gentle reflection on a time before modern technology when a family holiday meant packing the car for a camping trip in the bush, sharing wonderful adventures, plus the odd scary moment, with a sibling, the family dog, and Mum and Dad. The softly coloured illustrations complement the sparse text beautifully, expressing the sense of freedom a bush holiday brings and capturing the Australian landscape perfectly.