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Celebrated author-illustrator Pamela Allen retells a true story and celebrates some of Australian most famous icons in a series of delightful pictures for the very young.

This is a story of a plastic bag and a bird - a cautionary tale about taking care of our environment as well as being a wonderful showcase of some of the famous sights of Sydney.

'One day, a long time ago when I lived in Kirribilli, Sydney, I packed a lunch and set out to walk to the Botanic Gardens . . .

I crossed the harbour bridge then climbed down to Circular Quay. I walked beside the sea wall, past the Opera House until I reached the Botanic Gardens.

And this is what I saw.'

Reviews

Pamela Allen has to be one of my most favourite children's writers. The latest title in the Pamela Allen collection is perfect and as a cautionary tale, gets little humans talking about what we can do to protect the world we live in.

The Book Circle

Pamela Allen has to be one of my most favourite children's writers. The latest title in the Pamela Allen collection is perfect and as a cautionary tale, gets little humans talking about what we can do to protect the world we live in.

The Book Circle

Although each of Pamela Allen's stories are unique, this book is in her familiar style of clean yet detailed illustrations that make it very recognisable as one of hers.There is something comforting about the likeness of illustrations in each of Allen's books. it's like visiting an old friend but learning something new as you read each book.

Little Big Reads

Although each of Pamela Allen's stories are unique, this book is in her familiar style of clean yet detailed illustrations that make it very recognisable as one of hers.There is something comforting about the likeness of illustrations in each of Allen's books. it's like visiting an old friend but learning something new as you read each book.

Little Big Reads

A timely lesson about the dangers of plastic bags told and illustrated by one of our most celebrated, award-winning picture book creators. Her simple, evocative pictures are an excursion around Sydney Harbour.

Margaret Hamilton, Pinerolo Newsletter

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Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9780143783909

    August 28, 2017

    Viking

    32 pages

    RRP $24.99

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Also by Pamela Allen

Who Sank The Boat?
Alexander's Outing
Mr McGee & the Biting Flea
Mr McGee and the Elephants
Hetty's Day Out
Who Sank the Boat? and Other Stories
The Big Fish
The Man With the Messy Hair
One Sunday
Fat Ferdie
The Toymaker & the Bird
The Little Old Man Who Looked Up At The Moon
Nana's Colours
My Buggy Book of Animals
Where's The Gold?
Grandpa and Thomas and the Green Umbrella
Shhh! Little Mouse
Is Your Grandmother A Goanna?
Mr McGee and the Perfect Nest
Mr McGee and the Big Bag of Bread
The Potato People
Grandpa and Thomas
Inside Mary Elizabeth's House
Can You Keep a Secret?

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