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Written by Moira Court


Antarctica – an icy desert with mountain ranges and sleeping volcanoes, home to the spinning end of the earth and to an array of quirky creatures.

Moira Court brings the diversity of Antarctica to life in this gorgeous new picture book, combining clever counting with lyrical prose and stunning artwork.


'This picture book by artist and author Moira Court has a distinctive visual style that makes it stand out from other books for readers aged three to five ... each double page spread features stunning collage, block print and woodcut artworks.' Junior Books+Publishing

'The text is perfect for reading aloud with delicious words and a wonderful rhythm that is beautifully complemented by lively paper collage illustrations.' Good Reading 

'Court's illustrations are as gorgeous as her words, using texture, tone and simple repetitive shapes ... to depict the Antartic's "quirky" creatures and to keep little fingers turning the pages.' South Sydney Herald

'Young children will enjoy practicing their counting skills while learning more about an area of the world that captures the imagination.' Kirkus Reviews

ISBN 9781925815757 (Hardback)
Formats Picture Book (235 x 230mm) (Hardback)
Categories Children's Picture Books
Great Big Book Read Books
Publisher Fremantle Press
Edition 1st
Publication Year 2019
Pages 32
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    Moira Court

    Moira Court grew up in the West Country, England. She emigrated to Australia in 2001 and now lives in the Perth Hills with her husband, daughter and fur children. An artist and illustrator, she predominantly works in printmaking and likes to chop up the failures to use for collaging. Her work is inspired by nature, conservation, folklore and folk art. Read more