28 stories inspired by the true heartwarming and, at times, hilarious antics of animals who live Downunder.
Charisma the Olympic champion, Moko the playful dolphin, Migaloo the white whale, and Einstein the hugging camel are just some of the wonderful Australasian animals featured in this fascinating, informative book.
Maria Gill’s accessible text is accompanied by stunning illustrations by Emma Lovegrove, and includes interesting facts and information about wildlife hospitals and sanctuaries.
Animal lovers, young and old, will adore this book, which celebrates some unique animals, both furred and feathered (and some with neither fur nor feathers!). These are stories that will astound, intrigue, educate … and give you warm fuzzies.
About the Author:
Maria Gill has written over 60 children’s books for the trade and educational markets. Many of her books have received awards, and in 2016, Anzac Heroes won the Margaret Mahy Children’s Book of the Year supreme award. A former primary school teacher, Maria trained as a journalist and now writes full time from her home in Point Wells. In 2020, Storylines awarded Maria Gill the prestigious Margaret Mahy Medal for services to children’s literature.
About the Illustrator:
Emma Huia Lovegrove is an artist, adventurer and animal lover. Raised in a house bursting with books about birds and nature, she spent her childhood painting murals on the
kitchen floor. Emma is a graduate from the Elam School of Fine Arts. She uses her art practice as a way to foster her relationship with the landscapes that she visits and the varied nature they contain. This is her first book for Scholastic.
Published by Scholastic NZ, RRP $24.99, ages 3-7.