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Platypus

By Sue Whiting
Illustrated by Mark Jackson

This fantastic new addition to the Nature Storybooks series is about one of Australia's most puzzling and unique animals – the platypus.

Platypus leaves his burrow in the riverbank and dives into the cool green pool. It is dusk and he is hungry. Platypus is always busy, always moving, looking for his next meal. Follow platypus as he plays, swims, dives and scurries around his riverbank home.

  • Platypus is a great addition to the award-winning narrative nonfiction Nature Storybooks series.
  • Features a beautiful lyrical narrative and well-researched facts by Sue Whiting.
  • Mark Jackson's beautiful mixed media art bring this quirky creature to life. The energy of his brushstrokes clearly suggests the rhythmic movement and activity of the platypus. Mark has also illustrated Bilby Secrets and Python in the Nature Storybook series.

About the author

Sue Whiting started her working life as a primary school teacher with a special interest in literacy education and children’s literature. In 2005 Sue left teaching to pursue a career in children’s book publishing. She is also a successful author who has written numerous books for children and young adults: fiction and nonfiction, picture books through to YA. Her picture book, A Swim in the Sea, illustrated by Meredith Thomas, was the Speech Pathologists’ 2014 Book of the Year, 3–5 years category. Platypus will be published in the US in 2016 (Candlewick Press).

About the illustrator

Mark Jackson is an illustrator based in Melbourne. He has co-illustrated several books with his wife, Heather Potter, and their work has been featured in several exhibitions. Mark has three previous titles published by Walker Books Australia: The Truth About Penguins written by Meg McKinlay, 2010; Not Like Georgie written by Scott Hatcher, 2009; and Stuck! written by Charlotte Calder, 2009, which was short-listed in the Young Children Category of the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards 2010, and received a Notable mention in the Picture Book Category, Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards, 2010. For more information and samples of his artwork, please visit his website: http://www.jackpot-art.com/

ISBN: 9781922077448
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: August 1, 2015
Dimensions: 245 x 270mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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