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Emu : Nature Storybooks - Graham Byrne

Emu

By: Graham Byrne (Illustrator), Claire Saxby

Paperback | 1 June 2016

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An exciting book in the narrative non-fiction series Nature Storybooks. Now in paperback!

In the open forest, Emu gathers granite-green eggs under soft feathers. Emu will care for the eggs and protect the stripy chicks once they hatch. There are many hazards in the forest for this unusual family.

About the Author

Claire Saxby is the author of Ebi's Boat, illustrated by Anne Spudvilas, which was a Children's Book Council of Australia Notable book in 2007. Her title published with Walker Books Australia in 2010, There Was an Old Sailor, illustrated by Cassandra Allen was short-listed for the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards 2010, Young Children Category. In 2014, Big Red Kangaroo was a CBCA Notable for the Eve Pownall Award for Information Books and short-listed for the Griffith University Children's Book Award, part of the Queensland Literary Awards. In 2015, Emu was short-listed for the CBCA Book of the Year: Eve Pownall Award for Information Books and was a winner of the Environment Award for Children's Literature, nonfiction category.

About the Illustrator

Big Red Kangaroo, Graham's first picture book, was a CBCA Notable for the Eve Pownall Award for Information Books and short-listed for the Griffith University Children's Book Award, part of the Queensland Literary Awards. In 2015 his second book Emu was short-listed for the CBCA Book of the Year: Eve Pownall Award for Information Books and was a winner of the Environment Award for Children's Literature, nonfiction category.
Industry Reviews
Byrne's spiky digital illustrations perfectly display the emus' hairlike feathering and their awkward-looking flightless movement. * The Horn Book *
The descriptive language Claire Saxby uses is exciting and superbly crafted... And Graham Byrne provides gloriously textured, scratchy/splodgy storytelling illustrations that truly convey the eucalyptus forest setting of the narrative. * Red Reading Hub *
Fascinating. * Creative a Kids Book *

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