The Thank You Dish

Trace Balla
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A story about gratitude, community and eating locally, from a bestselling picture-book maker.

It's dinnertime at Grace's place.

'Thank you, alpaca,' says Grace.

'Alpaca?' asks Mama. 'Why would you thank an alpaca?'


A playful mealtime conversation becomes a joyful act of giving thanks. From the multi-award-winning creator of Rivertime, Rockhopping and Shine.

'A heartwarming book filled with the joys of being part of a community that values growing food and sharing meals with loved ones.' STEPHANIE ALEXANDER KITCHEN GARDEN FOUNDATION

Author bio:

Trace Balla is often found sketching in nature, riding her bike, dancing, and growing vegies in her garden in central Victoria. She loves to illustrate and write songs and stories, and inspire others in their creativity and care for the planet. Her background is in illustration, community arts, art therapy, animation, and writing songs and stories, and she enjoys visiting schools and festivals to talk about her work.

Trace's previous books, Rivertime, Rockhopping and Shine, have all been highly acclaimed. Rivertime won the Readings Children's Book Prize and Wilderness Society's Environment Award for Children's Literature, and was shortlisted for the CBCA Awards in two categories, as well as for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards and the Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards. Rockhopping was the winner of the 2017 CBCA Book of the Year Award for Younger Readers, and was shortlisted for the 2018 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature for Children's Literature and for the 2016 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards - 8 to 10 Years.

Category: Picture books
ISBN: 9781760292355
Awards: Longlisted CBCA Book of the Year - Early Childhood 2018 AU
Publisher: A&U Children's
Imprint: A & U Children
Pub Date: April 2017
Page Extent: 24
Format: Hard Cover
Age: 3 - 6
Subject: Picture books

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