“A hopeful song for a future our children deserve.” Sally Rippin, children’s author and illustrator.
“Simple, special, inspiring. Alison Clarke’s beautiful book is a vision of every Australian child’s right to happiness.” Former Senator and Australian Greens leader Bob Brown.
“I love a sunblessed country too! Perfectly imagined from the pen of Alison Clarke and by the paint of Cat MacInnes in this wonderful book. It’s the poem we all should learn, it’s the song we should all be taught to sing. May the paint and the pen come to life in this world that I hope to live in one day.” Jacinta Parsons, writer and ABC radio broadcaster.
“The very talented Alison Clarke has written an absolutely gorgeous and important children’s book. It’s also beautifully illustrated by Cat MacInnes. 5 stars!”. Monica Dux, writer, columnist and social commentator.
“What kind of country would you MOST like to live in? Through exuberant rhyme, and illuminated by Cat McInnes’s radiant illustrations, Alison Clarke shows us a country to dream of … and, just maybe, it’s nearer than you think!” Marion Maddox, Honorary Professor of Politics, Macquarie University.
“Alison Clarke and Cat McInnes have created something special with I love a sunblessed country. They have not only updated Dorothy Mackellar’s poem, they have presented a vision of what a sun-blessed world may be if we just look, take action and respect what we have. This is truly a book for our times.” Brendan Ryan, poet and author.
“I love I Love a Sun-Blessed Country! I’m giving it to all the kids I know. This book puts great words around the good Australia we want them to grow up in. They will find all of us in the pictures. Reading it to them, and having them read it to us, will affirm the sort of society we need to build together.” The Reverend Dr Elizabeth J Smith AM.
“A truly hopeful kids’ story with a better vision for how we can live together on this continent.” Michael Leach, Professor of Politics and International Relations, Swinburne University of Technology.