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Fauna : Australia's most curious creatures

Fauna : Australia's most curious creatures
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S0004451716 J591.994 McC
Junior Non Fiction   Mobile Library . On Loan . 12 Jul 2021
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ISBN 9780642279767
Call Number J591.994 McC
Author McCartney, Tania
Title Fauna : Australia's most curious creatures
Place of production Canberra, ACT : NLA Publishing, 2021
Notes Did you know that platypus have retractable webbing on their hind feet to enable an easy transition from swimming to digging? That kangaroos can't sweat and that the cassowary has no tongue? In Fauna - Australia's Most Curious Creatures, readers are constantly introduced to facts that delight, amaze and induce sheer wonder at the clever design and adaptability of our much-loved native fauna. The information on each individual species is presented in small 'bites' to hold the interest of younger readers, while the information taken in total gives a comprehensive summary of each species, including breeding and feeding habits, physical characteristics, habitat and other unique and quirky features. Fauna also has a strong conservation message with an 'extinction roll call' and a rating for the vulnerability of endangered species. The stylised illustrations in Fauna are lively, colourful and informative, highlighting facts that lend themselves more to pictures than words e.g. the actual size of crocodile teeth, or the mechanics of the echidna's beak. There is also humour in the illustrations - is that kangaroo with dark glasses actually from a different kind of mob?
Awards note Winner of Museums Australasia Multimedia & Publication Design Awards 2020 Children's Book ; Shortlisted for Environment Award for Children's Literature (Wilderness Society) ; Shortlisted for the Educational Publishing Awards Australia ; Longlisted for World illustration Awards ; Longlisted for The 68th Australian Book Design Awards 2020.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Animals Australia
Endangered species Australia
Genre Junior Non Fiction
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