A factastic tour of Australian animals, by award-winning author-illustrator Frané Lessac.
Australia is full of the most amazing animals on the planet! What animal has six thumbs? What animal produces square poo? What animal is made up of 95 per cent water and is highly venomous? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this factastic tour of Australian animals.
Companion to A is for Australia, which was a Notable Book for the 2016 Eve Pownall Award for Information Books, CBCA Awards and Winner of the 2016 Crystal Kite Members Choice Award.
Frané Lessac is an author and illustrator of international renown, having over forty children’s books published throughout the world. She was born in the USA and lived on the Caribbean island of Montserrat and London before moving to Australia. Frané has contributed her distinctive paintings to many critically acclaimed children’s picture books, including My Little Island, a Reading Rainbow feature book. Also, On the Same Day in March was named a Top Ten Science Books by ALA Booklist. Frané’s contribution to Amnesty International’s We Are All Born Free, celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, has been translated into more than 30 languages and was a USBBY Outstanding International Book. Her latest book is A is for Australian Animals, to be published by Walker Books Australia in 2017.
A is for Australian Animals combines animal facts with detailed, delightful illustrations. There is one or more animal for every letter of the alphabet, with each given a page or spread containing several facts about the animal against illustrations bringing both the animal and its environment to life.Combining Lessac’s gouache illustration style with a range of facts, A is for Australian Animals is both visually and mentally engaging.Suitable for schools and home enjoyment.
This would make a wonderful addition to every Aussie kid’s bookshelf or a lovely souvenir for children (or adults) visiting from overseas.