Flood Book CoverRain turns into a torrential downpour and the river’s banks begin to overflow. Water rises and slashes through neighborhoods, swallowing everything around it. People’s ability to band together in times of need after a devastating flood in Queensland is at the heart of Flood. Strangers help strangers by providing food and shelter. This emotional story is paired with equally compelling acrylic wash illustration done with the illustrator’s left hand. The running paint enhances the feeling of “wetness” and perfectly aligns with the text. cc
Title: Flood
Author: Jackie French
: Bruce Whatley
: Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Australia
: 2011
Original language
: English
: 978-1742830728
Paperback pages
: 32
Age range
: 3-9
: Picture book
Book setting
: Queensland, Australia
Author’s ethnicity
: Australian
Author’s residence
: Australia
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Australian
Illustrator’s residence
: Australia
: 2012 Children’s Book Council of Australia Award Shortlist
: Australia, Floods, Heroes, Queensland

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