Roy & Matilda: The Golden Locket
This lively picturebook follows the adventures of two mice in The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia. Weaving well-loved Australian works of art within the narrative, it aims to introduce young children to the world of fine art.
“Now Roy and Matilda have three children and are off to the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Further adventures unfold in the paintings of Australian artists Rupert Bunny, Nicholas Chevalier, Emmanuel Phillips Fox, Elioth Gruner, George Lambert, Frederick McCubbin, Tom Roberts and Arthur Streeton. The story encourages young children to experience the riches of their cultural heritage as contained in the masterpieces around which it is so charmingly written.”