Baru Bay Australia

by Bob Weir and Wendy Weir

Introduce readers to Baru Bay, Australia, where Aboriginal descendants of people who have lived since the Dreamtime enjoy a fine, relatively unspoiled environment.

Tamara, a young Australian girl, goes snorkeling along a coral reef with an Aboriginal man's two grandchildren and begins to accept the old man's tales of Aboriginal spirits that became today's animals and shaped the natural landscape. The brightly colored and intricately detailed paintings illuminate the story.

Using the book and audio combination set really brings alive the images and sounds of the region.