ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- From Aerogard (did you know it was given to Queen Elizabeth on her royal tour of 1963 before it was bottled and sold to the public?) to Zoology (how you could become a zoologist - though my favourite Z word was Zombie Worms who have no mouths but feed on whale bones deep on the ocean floor) this is a fun-filled and fact-laden tour through some of the fabulous topics and stories of Australia's unique biodiversity. Predominantly accompanied by photographs, there are also occasional illustrations for each of the 100 or so entries. A quirky and lively book which would hold the rapt interest of any budding young naturalist aged 7-11 but like all the best children's books, can inform and entertain adults as well! Lindy
Andrea Wild is a science writer at CSIRO. She works with the National Research Collections Australia, home to more than 15 million natural-history specimens, from tiny mosquitoes to huge sharks. Andrea's work helps publicise the scientists' important work. She has two sons, one who loves nature and one who loves experiments.