“Sometimes a story of animal survival in the wild is so unbelievable that you couldn’t possibly think it was true. This is one such story, of how a few dedicated people rediscovered a lost species, and others are working together to save it from extinction.”
Phasmid presents the amazing true story of the Lord Howe Island Phasmid – aka Stick Insect. Once thought to be extinct, the phasmids were rediscovered on Balls Pyramid, a volcanic outcrop 23 kilometers off the coast of Lord Howe Island, Australia, prompting an extraordinary conservation effort to save this remarkable insect. It is now officially known as a “Lazarus species” and has attracted the attention of zoo goers, tourists, naturalists Dr. Jane Goodall and Sir David Attenborough and millions of viewers on Vimeo.
With a captivating narrative by Rohan Cleave and stunning watercolor illustrations by renowned artist Coral Tulloch, Phasmid is a positive story about one species’ incredible story of survival in a time of worldwide species decline. It will help to inspire young readers to think about the survival of all species, including insects.
About the Author
Rohan Cleave is a zookeeper at Melbourne Zoo, where he has been involved in the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect recovery breeding program since 2003. He now manages the program at Melbourne Zoo. Coral Tulloch is an award-winning illustrator who has worked on close to 60 fiction and non-fiction books for children, both in Australia and internationally.
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My son loves this book and now likes to tell his family and friends all about the plight of the Phasmid
Comments about Phasmid:
Fantastic book with current scientific information and beautiful illustrations.
Great for children who love non-fiction. The story is told from the perspective of the stick insect.
Rohan Cleave’s inspiring text and Coral Tulloch’s evocative illustrations showcase this amazing insect, and give us hope and proof that we can make a difference." Dr Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder - The Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace
For Ages: Up to 4 years old
For Grades: 1 - 2
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st September 2015
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 28.5 x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.2