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FREE BOOK È Ernie Dances to the Didgeridoo à Ernie says goodbye to his friends Rosie, Frank, Tessa, Nicky, Clive, and Celeste, and promises to write to them He flies over the desert and crosses the floodplains and the East Alligator River to his new home in Arnhem Land in the Australian outback, where he will live for a year while his parents work in a hospital there Ernie writes to each friend about a different season Kudjewk, Bangekerreng, Yekke, Wurrkeng, Kurrung, or Kurnumeleng explaining what that time of year brings and revealing the exciting things that he and his new friends are doing Back home, his six old friends share what they have learned and try some of the activities of the Australian outback This is reallya long list of activities than a story. This could have been a good book, however, there s an odd feel to it What struck me most is that the author has given all the ethnic Australian characters European names as opposed to traditional names All ethnic Australian characters look half white There s also an ethnic Australian Santa in the middle of the traditional annual monsoon celebration The main character is a boy of European ancestory, and he is the only three dimensional character The author, Alison Lester, may have wanted to This could have been a good book, however, there s an odd feel to it What struck me most is that the author has given all the ethnic Australian characters European names as opposed to traditional names All ethnic Australian characters look half white There s also an ethnic Australian Santa in the middle of the traditional annual monsoon celebration The main character is a boy of European ancestory, and he is the only three dimensional character The author, Alison Lester, may have wanted to write a book for all Australians, but moderating Australia s traditional culture is not the way to go Cute Great for learning about the land of Arnhem There is a forward in the front explaining about the book and the different seasons in the land Then there is a glossary at the end giving meanings and explanations of terms used throughout the book Enjoyable to read Fun, bright, happy pictures I guess I expectedno notfacts justof a story from this book, so I was a bit disappointed As it is, it reads like a series of barely connected facts forced into somewhat of a story I also expecteddancing and music The illustrations, however, are just fine for the text Actual rating 2.5 stars, but I round up.