Monday, April 11, 2011

Our Australian Girl

This new series, published by Penguin, has caught my eye. I really like the concept behind them and they sound like a good solid series for girls (late Primary readers). Also I think they should enjoy great success in schools.

My only nitpick is the girls on the covers. They look too modern - I really can't place them at the time period they're supposed to be from. I don't know if this an intentional marketing-type thing, but it kind of ruins the otherwise gorgeous front design. I know this is really finicky but to me, it makes quite a difference to how I feel about the book.

Has anyone read these? What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. Totally agree! Someone needs to photoshop those portraits, dirty them up a little bit and make them look aged. Those girls look like they got into their great grandmother's dress up box.