Dirt by Sea
Published: 2022 by Penguin Random House Australia
Level: Primary Years (3-5)
Living in outback Queensland, Daisy has never seen the ocean. In fact she thinks the Australian anthem is ‘dirt by sea’ instead of ‘girt by sea’. Dad decides that this needs to be remedied and so begins a journey around the wild and wonderful coast of Australia. The comic-style illustrations in this book show the diversity of the Australian coastline and the close relationship between Daisy and her widowed father. Highly Recommended.