By Devin Scillian
What state holds the name because the world's smallest continent and but the world's greatest island? I stands for island, yet one that is not too small. Our island is gigantic. simply try and see all of it! there is not any position else fairly love it; that's basically precise. Australia is a continent, yet it really is an island, too. initially based as a penal colony, Australia has lengthy been identified for its contrasts (think: wild outback and complicated Sydney Opera House). followed through bright colourful paintings, D is for Down less than: An Australia Alphabet captures the spirit of this proud nation and its many treasures, normal and man-made. stopover at fantastic Sydney Harbor, attempt your hand as a jackaroo operating a sheep station, or simply chill out and revel in a Vegemite sandwich. less than the starry evening glitter of the Southern pass constellation, Australia's "down less than" wonders shine brightly. Devin Scillian is an award-winning writer and Emmy-award-winning broadcast journalist. His books with slumbering undergo Press contain the nationwide bestseller A is for the USA: An American Alphabet. Devin lives in Michigan and anchors the scoop for WDIV-TV in Detroit. Geoff cook dinner has been illustrating for 35 years. His occupation all started as a photograph fashion designer, after graduating from Prahran university in Melbourne. quickly knowing he desired to be an illustrator, he grew to become a associate within the representation studio All Australian Graffiti. He lives in Australia.
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