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Hardcover Jacaranda Magic - Signed by Author Dannika Patterson


Jacaranda Magic is written by Dannika Patterson, and illustrated by Megan Forward. 

Five friends are feeling bored on a hot sticky day. Just when they think they’ll never find anything fun to play, a simple gust of wind changes everything . . .

Jacaranda Magic is a unique rhyming picture book that celebrates imaginative play and highlights the value of boredom and nature in inspiring creativity. The book addresses a trend emerging from research in early education that points to today’s Australian children struggling to develop creative, imaginative and gross motor skills due to diminishing access or encouragement to play outdoors

It is stunningly illustrated by twice CBCA Shortlisted illustrator Megan Forward and features a diverse set of characters playing in a relatable and inclusive outdoor environment. It’s a rhyming picture book that demonstrates a range of literary devices that can be tied to curriculum including: alliteration, assonance, meter and rhyme.

It explores the value and importance of boredom. It shows children examples of the wonderful inventiveness that can grow out of being bored. They need not rely on being entertained by other people, toys or technology when they tap into the unlimited potential of their imaginations.

Danikka loves to write stories that delight children, spark curiosity and open relatable conversations: stories that engage the minds and echo in the hearts of little listeners and grown up readers alike. I've had the absolute pleasure of meeting her, and immediately knew that I wanted to share her books with my customers. These books would make the perfect gift, or addition to a treasured book collection.

This book comes signed with love, from Dannika.

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