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Philip Bunting

What you say (and how you say it) has the power to change the world. Democracy gives you that power. Democracy is people power.

But does democracy really matter? How does it work?


And what exactly is democracy, anyway?


Get set to speak up and learn how you can create positive change in your corner of the world.

The brilliant new picture book from bestselling Australian author-illustrator Philip Bunting, created in consultation with The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, Canberra.

Democracy! is full of fascinating and engaging information about democracy, and provides young readers with easily digestible information about the importance of their voice. It is filled with handy tips on how to engage in community discussions, from petitions to peaceful protests, and explains the history of democracy in a funny and positive way.

'An age-appropriate look into an important part of our society. Posing simple questions about the nature of democracy ... then giving detailed yet easy-to-comprehend answers' Books+Publishing


Philip Bunting is an author and illustrator, with a soft spot for creating picture books for sleep-deprived, time-poor, raisin-encrusted parents (and their children).

Philip's work deliberately encourages playful interaction between the reader and child, allowing his books to create a platform for genuine intergenerational engagement and fun. He believes that the more fun the child has during their early reading experiences, the more likely they will be to return to books, improve their emergent literacy skills, and later find joy in reading and learning.

Philip's books have been translated into multiple languages and published in over 25 countries around the world. Since his first book was published in 2017, Philip has received multiple accolades, including Honours from the Children's Book Council of Australia, and making the list for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2018.

Philip grew up in the England's Lake District and now lives with his young family in the hills behind Noosa.

Category:  Picture & Activity Books
ISBN:  9781761211478
Publisher:  Hardie Grant Children's Publishing
On sale:  May 2023
Format:  Hardback
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