A narrative non-fiction picture book on the bilby, an Australian marsupial.

The sun beats down on the red earth of the Australian desert. It is a hostile place to live in. But deep underground, a mother bilby and her baby share the secrets of surviving in this harsh environment.


The expressionistic paintings of Bilby are often dramatic, and the little animal is definitely undertreated in American literature.

Bulletin for the Centre of Children’s Books

This hardcover offering is part of Walker’s wonderful new Nature Storybook series, set to be a wonderful educational tool but equally suitable for home reading.

Aussie Reviews


CBCA Book of the Year Awards, Eve Pownall Award
Other books you'll love