When three different groups of kangaroos – red, blue and yellow – all come to the same watering hole, they aren’t sure what to make of each other at first. But they soon discover that they aren’t so different after all. As the three groups become one, new colours appear, and soon the roos have created a beautiful rainbow!
On the surface, this is a fun, light-hearted story about the colour spectrum, but on deeper level it is a beautiful celebration of diversity.
Melbourne based author/illustrator/designer Anna McGregor is devoted to giving her young readers modern, fun, quirky and conceptual stories. Winner of the storyboard category in the Scribbles Creative Writing Competition 2018 and a highly commended finalist in the Andrea Pinkney Award, her debut picture book Colouroos (Hachette) is out March 26.
Image credit: Alexandra Anderson