Born in Tenterfield, northern New South Wales, Bronwyn Bancroft is a descendant of the Djanbun clan of the Bundjalung nation. Bronwyn is a leading Indigenous artist, illustrator and art administrator whose work is held at the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Australian Museum. Brownyn has illustrated several award-winning books for children and she has a long history of involvement in community activism.
"Using a mixture of techniques from her Aboriginal background and
her own artistic creativity, Bancroft entices children to count
from one to 15 as they view an array of Australian animals
cavorting on brightly colored pages . . . The boldly outlined
animals filled with dotted designs are strikingly placed in each
spread." --"Kirkus Reviews" on "An Australian 1, 2, 3 of
"It is Bancroft's paintings that make the greatest impression." --"School Library Journal" on "Sun Mother Wakes the World"