We all know about kangaroos, koalas and gum trees, but do Australian children really know about this country’s land, waters, wildlife and original inhabitants? Australia is old. Really old. We are the home of the oldest living plant, oldest animal fossils and the oldest continuing culture of people on earth.
This book takes 6- to 10-year-olds on a colourful journey of Australia from the time of Gondwanaland and megafauna through to today. There are pages on ‘Australia’s Not-very-famous Animals’, ‘Who’s Poo?’ with scat and tracks of all shapes and sizes, 'Legends of Rock' all about the amazing qualities of our world-famous rocks, and the word ‘kangaroo’ in a range of Indigenous languages.
With a colourfully chaotic mix of beautiful illustrations, eye-opening insights and fascinating facts, this 104-page story of Australia will amaze kids and adults alike.
About the Author
Author and illustrator Nicole Stewart loves getting outside and discovering more about Australia. She has worked at the Museum of Victoria for five years and her projects now include nature-based events for kids with the City of Adelaide, while living in the Adelaide Hills. Nicole has worked with a mix of people including scientists, artists, writers, museum curators and kids, developing all sorts of projects from Phar Lap, blue whales, the first Holden cars, podcasts, and also creating websites for Stephen Fry...