In 2016 our CBCA Book Week slogan is
Australia : Story Country
I plan to feature picture books about Australian animals such as A house for Wombats, Koala Lou, and Edward the Emu. I have been hunting for a book that covered some of our less famous, but no less fabulous, Australian Animals.
An A to Z of Australian bush creatures will be a terrific jumping off point. Yes it does contain detailed illustrations of our famous fauna - koala, kangaroo, kookaburra, wallaby, wombat, platypus, numbat, bilby, cockatoo and even the wonderful Christmas beetle but it has so many which you may not know including one that doesn't even really exist - the bunyip!
I would like our older students, during Book Week, to adopt a Australian animal. I want them to find one that is not featured in lots of picture books and perhaps write a short story or a poem.
Here are some possibilities but there are so many others in this book :
- blue tongued lizard
- spotted cuscus
- dusky hopping mouse
- witchetty grub
You can see every page from this richly illustrated book on the author web site.