In the Bush I See is a playful ensemble of Australian creatures, and an exciting illustrative debut from teenage artist, Kiara Honeychurch. Hailing from Tasmania, Kiara is inspired by the bush creatures she encounters in her rural home out of Hobart.
With bold and sophisticated pops of colour, Kiara unleashes the beauty and character of each creature and reimagines its unpredictable tones in a changing light from sunrise to sunset. Kiara's warm and creative understanding of the animals she sees is a lively showcase of her talent.
This board book for Early Childhood will capture the hearts of young readers and readers young at heart.
Fourth release of the ‘Young Art’ Board Book series that showcases young Indigenous artists.
Magabala Books is Australia's oldest independent Indigenous publishing house. Based in the pearling town of Broome in the far north of Western Australia, Magabala Books is one of the most remote publishing houses in the world.
Magabala Books has commissioned a number of early childhood books, and has developed the text in-house with the assistance of early-childhood literacy and educational experts.
About the Illustrator
Tori-Jay Mordey was born on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait and is descended from the Meriam and Maluyigal clans. She is inspired by contemporary artists and holds a Bachelor of Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art from Griffith University in Brisbane.
In 2012, she was awarded the black&write! Indigenous Writing Fellowship with writer, Jillian Boyd. Their book Bakir & Bi marked Tori-Jay’s illustrating debut. It was published by Magabala Books in 2013. This book is no longer in print, but Jillian and Tori-Jay intend to include the story in a new publication.
Tori-Jay has loved drawing from a very young age and is inspired by contemporary artists like Jae Liu Wubao Russ Mills James Jean Aaron Horkey and Banksy.