An engaging addition to the Nature Storybooks series, Tasmanian Devil showcases different elements of the habitat, behaviours, and day to day life of one of Australia’s most famous marsupials.
In Tasmanian Devil award-winning author Claire Saxby and talented artist Max Hamilton tell the story of two imps, or young devils. As the book progresses the brother and sister grow and venture further from the den, exploring more and more of their world in this stunning Nature Storybook.
Readers of fiction and non fiction will love this book, full of facts but also laying down a story, one which helps readers understand the Devil and its habitat. The illustrations show us the wide expanse of Tasmanian bushland where the Devil lives; Hamilton includes other animals in that vegetation, and allows readers to see the different vegetation in a Devil’s environment. This is a wonderful addition to a noteworthy series of books.
Saxby’s tremendous skill is evident, conveying the devils’ personalities, emotions, and nature with an economy of words. The Tasmanian wilderness come alive on the pages through Hamilton’s charming illustrations and choice of colour palette. A beautiful book for ages 5+ about an iconic, endangered Australian marsupial, their habitat, and their behaviours
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