The Family Hour in Australia

Author(s): Tai Snaith

Picture Books

Endangered species meet mixed modern families and mid-century modern design.

Australian author and illustrator Tai Snaith reinterprets the daily lives of 15 Australian native animals in her signature stye with vibrant watercolor illustrations, a quirky sense of humor, referencing mid-century modern design and curious scientific facts.

You'll see the perfectly coiffed Gouldian finch family having breakfast at sunrise in their Marimekko-cushioned nest and the kangaroo mum going shopping with her joeys with time for a nap With cleverly hidden clocks and secondary animals in each scene, children are encouraged to immerse themselves in the colorful watercolors and adults will delight in humorous references to design icons and a loving depiction of the mixed modern family. Also includes scientifically accurate family facts glossary and design icons such as Featherstone chairs.

Tai Snaith is an artist, writer, curator, and mother. She studied sculpture at the Victorian College of the Arts and works across many materials and within widely varying contexts including collage, drawing, painting, performance, installation, and publishing. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.


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General Fields

  • : 9780500500330
  • : Thames & Hudson Australia Pty, Limited
  • : Thames and Hudson (Australia) Pty Ltd
  • : 0.38
  • : June 2012
  • : 257mm X 232mm X 9mm
  • : Australia
  • : June 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Full Colour Throughout
  • : 22
  • : 591.994
  • : English
  • : 712
  • : Hardback
  • : Tai Snaith