Item description for Are We There Yet? by Alison Lester...
Overview Grace recounts how she, her parents, and her brothers spent an entire winter travelling completely around Australia in a camper.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 11.75" Height: 9.25" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 2005
Publisher Kane/Miller Book Pub
ISBN 1929132735 ISBN13 9781929132737
Availability 0 units.
More About Alison Lester
Alison Lester is one of the most popular and best-selling writers and illustrators of children's books in Australia, and has won many awards there. Her career spans over 21 years and includes the Clive Eats Alligators series, The Quicksand P
Reviews - What do customers think about Are We There Yet??
Great road trip story Jul 2, 2008
I've read this book many times to my son. He loves the family and their adventures driving around Australia. I highly recommend this book to expat Aussies to read to their young ones.
Get to know Australia Nov 15, 2006
This book is a wonderful way for kids and adults alike to share a journey around Australia. The descriptions and illustrations are wonderful and typical of Alison Lesters style. Anyone planning a long car ride with kids should read this book together.
There is a world out there... May 11, 2005
This is a fantastic book for fostering a child's interest in the world outside their own community. It doesn't matter that the topic is a trip around Australia - it could just as easily be any part of the world. The point is that this is a family of five that goes out and has an adventure together. In doing this, they are spending time together and discovering more about the country they live in.
There is a lot of information about Australia in the story, taken from a kids-eye-level which engages preschoolers to primary age children.
Young Billy's chant 'Are we there yet' is not a yearning for home, rather it's every child's boredom with the seemingly endless driving on a 10,000km+ road trip around a continent. All children can identify with this!
This book is definitely a favourite in our house!
Fantastic book Apr 28, 2005
If you and your children are thinking of moving/holidaying in Australia this is the best book to buy. My nephew in the US absolutely loves it, and cant wait for his next trip. Buy it, you cant make a mistake with this one!!!
the varied landscape of Australia for children Mar 1, 2005
A trip by a family with three children around Australia takes in wildlife, seacoasts, natural formations, and deserts, different inhabitants, tourist spots, and other points of interest. Most of these are pictured three or four per page. The youngest child, Billy, misses the family pets, and keeps asking when they are going to get home. The family is glad to be eventually home after the lengthy trip; but everyone appreciates what they have seen and learned about the large, diverse continent of Australia. For ages 4-8.