One Day Hill, distributed by Scholastic Australia
ISBN; 9780 980794892
Illustrated by students around Australia.
Reviewed by Vicki Griffin.
‘Black fella White fella’ is one of those books that have one smiling. It is an innovative idea based on a song that came to the author in 1982 when living in Papunya; he was a white fella living amongst black fellas. It is a very simple concept,’ it doesn’t matter what the colour of one’s skin is; we all need to get along.’ The illustrations by children throughout Australia are vibrant and rich in-depth. This unique story (song) will encourage future generations to not necessarily look at the colour of skin, just lend a hand and all get along together.
I did find the price of ‘Black fella White fella’ expensive however a percentage of the profits raised from its sale will go to Ian Thorpe’s ‘Fountain of Youth’ towards art and literacy projects.
An excellent purchase for children as a gift and a fun learning experience.