This fantastic new edition to the Nature Storybooks series is about one of Australia's most puzzling and unique animals - the platypus.
Platypus leaves his burrow in the riverbank and dives into the cool green pool. It is dusk and he is hungry. Platypus is always busy, always moving, looking for his next meal. Follow platypus as he plays, swims, dives and scurries around his riverbank home.
About the Author
Sue Whiting started her working life as a primary school teacher with a special interest in literacy education and children's literature. In 2005 Sue left teaching to pursue a career in children's book publishing. She is also a successful author who has written numerous books for children and young adults: fiction and nonfiction, picture books through to YA. Her picture book, A Swim in the Sea, illustrated by Meredith Thomas, was the Speech Pathologists' 2014 Book of the Year, 3-5 years category. Platypus will be published in the US in 2016 (Candlewick Press).
About the Illustrator
Mark Jackson is an illustrator based in Melbourne. He has co-illustrated several books with his wife, Heather Potter, and their work has been featured in several exhibitions. Mark has three previous titles published by Walker Books Australia: The Truth About Penguins written by Meg McKinlay, 2010; Not Like Georgie written by Scott Hatcher, <i.2009; and Stuck! written by Charlotte Calder, 2009, which was short-listed in the Young Children Category of the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards 2010, and received a Notable mention in the Picture Book Category, Children's Book Council of Australia Awards, 2010.
Series: Nature Storybooks
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st August 2015
Publisher: Walker Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 27.8 x 25.4 x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.39