Illustrator: Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr
Publisher: Magabala Books
Published: August 2021
This beautiful picture book is the second collaboration by the award-winning creative duo of writer Sally Morgan and artist Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr. A gentle call and response text invites the reader or listener into country to meet and enjoy the birds and animals to be found there. This is a wonderful book, urging us to slow down, to savour what we encounter, to listen carefully and to see quietly. The superb illustrations are simple and strong, using earthy tones set in a rich blue river landscape. The River is aimed at early childhood readers but it is a book for everyone, and a perfect gift.