This new board book from National Library Publishing takes a very cute line-up of Aussie animals and tasks them with all manner of activity from juggling to hair-drying - all in very polar opposite fashion.
A quiet quokka and a noisy numbat.
A mean mole and a kind koala.
A big bandicoot and a little lorikeet.
Cartoonish illustrations and jewel-like colours will delight youngsters, and tough board pages mean loads of toddler longevity.
Opposites aside, this is a great way to learn more about Australian animals, and the NLA have included addendum pages with beautifully-presented information on all the animals featured in the book, with imagery taken from the Library's extensive collection of paintings and other artwork.
Priceless for friends and family overseas.
Title: Aussie Animal Opposites
Author: Elizabeth Lea
Illustrator: Liz Faul
Publisher: National Library of Australia, $14.99 RRP
Publication Date: 1 March 2013
Format: Hard cover, board pages
For ages: 0 - 3
Type: Board Book