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Thursday 24 October 2019

GIVEAWAY! Fauna: Australia's Most Curious Creatures

Fauna: Australia's Most Curious Creators, the latest book by KBR Founder Tania McCartney, is a celebration of Australian wildlife as you've never seen it before.

Did you know that platypus have retractable webbing on their hind feet to enable an easy transition from swimming to digging?

In Fauna: Australia's Most Curious Creatures, readers are introduced to facts that delight, amaze and induce sheer wonder at the clever design and adaptability of our much-loved native fauna.

The information on each individual species is presented in small 'bites' to hold the interest of younger readers, while the information taken in total gives a comprehensive summary of each species, including breeding and feeding habits, physical characteristics, habitat and other unique and quirky features.

Fauna also has a strong conservation message with an 'extinction roll call' and a rating for the vulnerability of endangered species.

The stylised illustrations in Fauna are lively, colourful and informative, highlighting facts that lend themselves more to pictures than words e.g. the actual size of crocodile teeth, or the mechanics of the echidna's beak. There is also humour in the illustrations - is that kangaroo with dark glasses actually from a different kind of mob?

Thanks to the good people at the National Library of Australia, we have a copy of Fauna to give away to one lucky KBR reader. Please read through competition guidelines, below, before entering.

To enter, simply tell us, in 25 words or less, your favourite Australian animal, and why.

Email your answer along with your name and postal address to Dimity with FAUNA COMP in the email subject. The response we like best will win a copy of the book. Competition is open to anyone, worldwide, so long as they have an Australian postal address for book delivery. Please note, we cannot deliver to PO Boxes. Entries without a name and street address will be ineligible. Winners will be announced right here on our website shortly after the comp ends.

Competition runs until 5pm, Friday 1 November 2019 (Sydney time). Adults can enter for those aged 17 and under. This is a game of skill, not chance. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Learn more about the book here.