ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Baby marsupials are collectively called joeys, and this charming book with its simple rhyming sentences introduces a range of active baby animals. (So wombats trundle off to graze. Sugar gliders leave their dreys.) The sweetly formed illustrations are also simple, but realistic, set in the habitat the creatures favour with a predominantly muted palette of colour. Each page is labelled with the animal's indigenous (when known), common and scientific names. A truly beautiful companion to last year's Busy Beaks suitable for any young naturalist 3-6 Lindy
Sarah Allen is an illustrator and designer based in Carlton, Victoria. The natural world is her biggest inspiration. Through her art, she hopes to share her love of this beautiful planet, with a special focus on Australian flora and fauna.