Deadly Reads: The Frog and The Brolga

We couldn’t help but review this text… set in Purnululu (Frog Hollow) community in the East Kimberley. Home to lots of my (Carl) family- their faces, drawings and stories inside.

The Frog and the Brolga: A story from Purnululu Community by Purnululu Community with Liz Thompson and published by Pearson Library in 2010 is a non-fiction text perfect for primary schools in the Kimberley WA and beyond.

The book is sectioned into: Our community, Sharing our story, The Frog and The Brolga, Our children’s voices, Our Elder’s voices, Sharing the story in Kija language. Pages have large font, clear headings and colourful images from around the community and illustrations from kids in community. Visually engaging and easy to read.

If you are a teacher looking to show the diversity of First Nations people, Creation stories and landscapes- this book might be a great addition to your class library, or as a comparison study to another Creation story or to compare the lifestyle and Dreaming of a Kimberley language group to one closer to your home.

The Frog and the Brolga can be purchased here.

Love this review? Looking for more First Nations books? Did you know we are also authors? Check out our books at Carl and Hakea’s website.

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