ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Did you know Numbats have more teeth than any other land mammal? Or that Imperial Jezebel caterpillars eat their eggshells after hatching? Or that male Variegated Fairy-wrens use yellow petals to attract females? This attractive book by an award-winning illustrator/writer/artist goes through the alphabet from Azure Kingfisher to Zebra Finch by way of other interesting birds and animals. Not just Koalas, Quokkas, Red Kangaroos and Wombats as you might expect, but also creatures like Jabiru, Orange-bellied Parrot, Unadorned Rock-Wallaby and (my favourite!) Xanthotis Macleayanus (Macleays Honeyeater). Scientific names, facts and a concise summary of the animal and its habits are on one page, on the other, enchanting illustrations. A beautiful and informative book. Lindy Jones
A beautifully illustrated hardback anthology of 26 of Australia's most fascinating animals from CBCA Honour Book author/illustrator Jennifer Cossins.
From the award-winning creator of A-Z OF ENDANGERED ANIMALS comes a stunning non-fiction picture book for boys and girls with a love of animals and a thirst for all things encyclopaedic. This exquisite full-colour picture book is packed with interesting facts and is perfect for young conservationists and students with a keen interest in the world around us.
On this expedition through the alphabet, you will encounter some of the Australia's rare and enchanting animals, from the gorgeous azure kingfisher and the sleepy koala, to the shy numbat and the friendly zebra finch.
Come on an illustrated journey through Australia's unique wildlife with Tasmanian artist Jennifer Cossins.