Join Santa on his magical sleigh ride over Australia where he is always secretly excited to visit to deliver his glittering presents. The stars of the Southern Cross in the Milky Way guide him over Uluru, on to tropical Queensland where he sings Christmas carols with the kookaburras. His journey takes him to the Great Barrier Reef where he spies phosphorescence he's never seen before and on to Sydney, through the mouth of Luna Park, just for fun. The devils in the Tasmanian forest astonish him and he is amazed by Wilpena Pound. Santa's smile is as wide as that of the crocodile he encounters in the Kimberley.
About the author
Collette Dinnigan is one of Australia's most well known and loved fashion designers. Her previous books include her illustrated memoir Obsessive Creative and her children's book Louie and Snippy Save the Sea (illustrated by Grant Cowan), which was a shortlisted picture book in the Children's Book of the Year Awards in 2019.
About the illustrator
Luke Sciberras is a well-respected Australian landscape artist spending much of each year venturing beyond his home in Hill End NSW to travel and paint. He is represented by Scott Livesey Gallery in Melbourne and King Street Gallery Sydney. Luke illustrated The Art of Pasta by Lucio Galletto, winner of a book industry design award.
Santa Loves Australia
Illustrator: Luke Sciberras
Simon & Schuster