Tjulpu and Walpa is the story of two children travelling down very different roads. Tjulpu is the bird that sings. Walpa is the blowing wind. Told by a collective of senior Anangu women and accompanied by evocative illustrations, Tjulpu and Walpa teaches that the care a child receives from early in life shapes their behaviour as they grow.
These stories show how the care we give a child, shapes their behaviour. It helps us to see that behaviour is like an anthill. We can see the anthill rising up, but there are other things – like children’s experiences and their needs – hidden beneath the surface.
This book is for community workers, parents, families and communities; working together to grow strong and happy children
An Uti Kulintjaku – Clear Thinking initiative