While a weary traveler sleeps, a naughty wind and a little flame play together, running through the grass, over the bushes and up the trees ... What happens when fire takes over the bush? This beautifully illustrated book is a great resource for opening up discussion about fire with children.
Fire means many things. The aboriginal people use fire to burn the bush, create grasslands and prompt new growth. There are many native plants that need the heat of the fires to open their seed pods for germination. While we use fire to heat, cook and process, it can threaten and overwhelm us when it runs wild. It is important in the story for the fire element to be redeemed, to be again contained and cared for, and to give of itself.