Tom Tom

By Rosemary Sullivan
Illustrated by Dee Huxley

From ages 3+

Tom Tom is an engaging contemporary story that traces a day in the life of a small boy living in a typical Aboriginal community in the Top End of the Northern Territory.

It follows the adventures of Tom Tom as he goes to preschool, eats lunch with Granny Annie in the bottom camp, swims in the Lemonade Springs in the afternoon and spends the night with Granny May and grandfather Jo in the top camp.

As a pre-school teacher working in remote Aboriginal communities for more than 17 years, Rosemary Sullivan says: “Tom Tom was inspired by the lives of many indigenous children in the Top End and the importance of family and interconnectedness in Aboriginal life.”

An honour book and shortlisted title in the CBCA Early Childhood Book of the Year Awards 2009.

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From ages 3+

Tom Tom is an engaging contemporary story that traces a day in the life of a small boy living in a typical Aboriginal community in the Top End of the Northern Territory.

It follows the adventures of Tom Tom as he goes to preschool, eats lunch with Granny Annie in the bottom camp, swims in the Lemonade Springs in the afternoon and spends the night with Granny May and grandfather Jo in the top camp.

As a pre-school teacher working in remote Aboriginal communities for more than 17 years, Rosemary Sullivan says: “Tom Tom was inspired by the lives of many indigenous children in the Top End and the importance of family and interconnectedness in Aboriginal life.”

An honour book and shortlisted title in the CBCA Early Childhood Book of the Year Awards 2009.

$14.99

SKU P9781921504105 Categories ,
ISBN-13 978-1-921504-10-5

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