Rainbow Menagerie by Linda Jackson

Fiona Fennessy

Iconic designer and artist Linda Jackson known for her bold expressive colour in fashion and art releases her debut children’s book of native Australian animals, Linda Jackson’s Rainbow Menagerie.

A kaleidoscopic introduction to native Australian animals and a celebration of the rainbow, Linda Jackson’s vibrant colours and bold patterns bring this iconic designer’s spectacular vision to a new generation with a new children’s book, Linda Jackson’s Rainbow Menagerie.

A marvellous medley of Australian animals, the picture book is now available from select book stores nationally and will delight children and adults alike.

  • The first picture book for children by iconic Australian fashion designer Linda Jackson
  • A pioneer in Australian fashion, this book embodies her innovative design and approach to colour
  • Australian animals including the Cockatoo, Dolphin, Emu, Kangaroo, Koala, Platypus and Goanna are drawn in vibrant neons in Linda’s signature graphic style

“I started drawing and painting as soon as I could hold the pencil. Growing up beach-side in Beaumaris, and going on camping holidays in the bush, started my love of the Australian landscape, animals, and birds. Discovering opals and travelling out to the opal fields led me to discover a whole new world of colour and shapes. 

My bush studio became the basis of many stories based on the lyrebirds, wallabies, wombats, and king parrots that I made friends with. Using paper collage as a way of creating my Black Opal artworks inspired the idea for 'Rainbow Menagerie'.”  Linda Jackson says.

Price: AUD $24.99

Publisher: Scribble  www.scribblekidsbooks.com/books/rainbow-menagerie/