BC: By Alice White
FC: The Rabbits By John Marsden Illustrated by Shaun Tan
1: I have chosen this picture from the book Rabbits. It is a very deep and meaningful book but I like this picture the best.
2: In this picture there is all of these rabbits walking on to the possum's land. Off of their boats to claim their land. The possums would have been very confused and would have tried to make friends with the rabbits, then they started a war. The war to wipe out all possum's. A similar story to the history of Australia. When the British took the Aboriginals land. Land that was not theirs to take.
3: This picture fills me with many emotions. Emotions like sadness, hope for the possums, confusion and anger. Sadness for the possums, if only they knew what would come next. Hope for the possums, hope that they can be helped and that they can defend themselves towards the rabbits. Also anger, I feel angry because the rabbits are defeating the possums and they are defenseless to the rabbits.
5: When Shaun Tan illustrated this I think he was trying to express these emotions: - Confusion -Anger -Hope - Worry