Fire by Jackie French, illustrated by Bruce Whatley. An Australian Childrens book addressing the important issue of bushfires. The book is a beautiful and timely expression of the strength of the Australian spirit during timesof adversity.
"One small spark brought fire awake
Winding like a small black snake
Fire flickered, fire crept
Flames snickered, bushfire leapt..."
Inspired by the bushfires that have affected many Australians, 'Fire' is a moving and sensitive story of a natural disaster as seen through the eyes of a cockatoo. The fire mercilessly engulfs homes and land, leaving a path of destruction. But from the ruins, courage, kindness and new life grows.
Published by Scholastic, 'teachers notes' are available through their website to help you address the issues of bushfires with children.