It's Christmas in the bush and the sun burns hotly through the gums. Down the road old Rogan comes for a bite of tucker and a beer. Mum's in the kitchen cooking up a turkey and plum pudding. C.J. Dennis's A Bush Christmas, with its wry satire and affection for all things Australian, is as fresh today as when it was written. Award-winning artist Dee Huxley brings it to life with her whimsical illustrations.
If you love C.J.Dennis, as I do,and you love the Australian bush as it was, and still is sometimes, you will love the story of a bush Christmas as told by C.J.Dennis in 1931.
In this book, illustrated by Dee Huxley, a page is devoted to each verse and it is illustrated by an appropriate full colour, some what comical illustration that spreads over two pages.
It is a book "for all good children over four and under Four-and-eighty", as Den said in his dedication in the book he wrote in 1921 called "A book for kids".