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By Devin Scillian

What state holds the identify because the world's smallest continent and but the world's greatest island? I stands for island, yet one that is not too small. Our island is gigantic. simply attempt to see all of it! there is no position else really love it; that's in actual fact actual. Australia is a continent, yet it is an island, too. initially based as a penal colony, Australia has lengthy been recognized for its contrasts (think: wild outback and complicated Sydney Opera House). followed by means of bright colourful art, D is for Down below: An Australia Alphabet captures the spirit of this proud kingdom and its many treasures, ordinary and man-made. stopover at excellent Sydney Harbor, test your hand as a jackaroo operating a sheep station, or simply chill out and revel in a Vegemite sandwich. under the starry evening glitter of the Southern move constellation, Australia's "down less than" wonders shine brightly. Devin Scillian is an award-winning writer and Emmy-award-winning broadcast journalist. His books with napping Bear...

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In a land of many beaches, we’ll need a watchful eye, someone to keep us safe when the roaring tide is high. L is for lifeguard, watching the conditions. They try to prove their skills in thrilling competitions. ” This is said even to someone you’ve never met before. Australian culture includes the idea of mateship. It is an unwritten code of conduct stressing friendship and equality. While class is terribly important in many countries around the world, many Australians pride themselves on the idea of a society without classes, without divisions, and mateship is an important part of that notion.

We’ll play a song or two. A sound like none you’ve ever heard— D is for didgeridoo. A didgeridoo hums deep and low, a quirky kind of buzz. Nothing else can make the sound an Aussie didgeridoo does. E The echidna is also known as the spiny anteater, and like the anteater, echidnas eat ants and termites. They have powerful claws that they use to tear open rotted logs or anthills in search of their next meal. The echidna and the platypus are the only animals in a unique class of mammals known as monotremes.

O is for outback where legends abound and wild and wonderful creatures are found. Authentic, entertaining illustrations straight from Melbourne bring the spirit of Australia to the pages of this alphabet book. D is for Down Under An Australia Alphabet Written by Devin Scillian and Illustrated by Geoff Cook To the Flynns— Chris, Kathy, Kelsey, and Victor Devin For Sue — my wife and buddy Geoff A The Aboriginal people are the natives of the Australian continent. Their culture is among the very oldest on earth, stretching back perhaps 40,000 years.

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