Sensational Australian Animals¦BOOK REVIEW

This beautifully illustrated hardcover book (with a link to teacher’s notes) looks at the huge diversity of Australian animals through the lenses of their five senses – sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. The vivid artwork and diagrams cover more than 145 “marvellous mammals, boisterous birds, rad reptiles, biting bugs, awesome arachnids and fussy feeders”.

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Wildlife of Victoria’s South-West¦BOOK REVIEW

WILDLIFE OF VICTORIA’S SOUTH-WESTA Guide to the Grampians-Gariwerd, Volcanic Plains,Melbourne, and Surrounds.By Grant Palmer and Jules Farquhar Paperback | February 2024ISBN: 9781486313051 | 416 pages | 245 x 170 mmPublisher: CSIRO Publishing ePDF | February 2024ISBN: 9781486313068 This informative book covers native and introduced fauna across a large part of ...

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Alight: A Story of Fire and Nature¦BOOK REVIEW

This book was provided to an 8-year-old girl to read and work through questions, recommended for ages 6-9.

She wrote in her own words, "The book was about a fire on the bush when they waited till it was ready and lit it. Then the animals were able to have their homes again, only having to wait till the smoke in the air stopped spreading, and their food was ready for winter."

She liked the pictures and colour choices for the illustrations and found it easier to read with an adult than by herself. Her favourite was the antechinus, an old wombat, as he was the main character in the book. She learnt several new words about nature, e.g., Wallum Banksias.

She didn't finish the book on her own as she felt too many huge words, and she is not a strong reader (her comment).

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Reviewed by a primary school teacher with children in the age group 6-9.

One Potoroo is a beautiful book set in WA which covers an important topic. Gilbert's Potoroos are the world's most endangered marsupial, and this story is based on real events that affect their habitat. With the gorgeous use of language, it is a great way for children to learn about conservation and wildlife and provides children with a chance to explore new descriptive words.

This book raises awareness of environmental issues, and the role people can play in helping native wild life. This is a lovely book for adults to read and discuss with children.

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A Guide to Land Snails of Australia¦BOOK REVIEW

Paperback | July 2022 | $ 49.99ISBN: 9781486313525 | 184 pages | 215 x 148 mmPublisher: CSIRO PublishingB&W photographs, Colour photographs, Illustrations ePDF | July 2022ISBN: 9781486313532Publisher: CSIRO PublishingAvailable from eRetailers ePUB | July 2022ISBN: 9781486313549Publisher: CSIRO PublishingAvailable from eRetailers Following the two large volumes of Australian Land shells, this guide introduces ...

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The Photographic Field Guide to Australian Frogs¦BOOK REVIEW

Paperback | June 2021 | $ 49.99ISBN: 9781486313259 | 376 pages | 245 x 170 mmPublisher: CSIRO PublishingColour photographs, Illustrations, Maps ePDF | June 2021ISBN: 9781486313266Publisher: CSIRO PublishingAvailable from eRetailers ePUB | June 2021ISBN: 9781486313273Publisher: CSIRO PublishingAvailable from eRetailers The Photographic Field Guide to Australian Frogs has to be one of the ...

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