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Tuesday 31 December 2019

Review: Australian Baby Animals

Bestselling author/illustrator of A is for Australia, Frané Lessac gives us a delightful and informative new book, Australian Baby Animals.

The board book, is sturdy and ready for the drool covered fingers of our littlest readers, who will be able explore and discover a fabulous range of Australia's furry, scaly and feathery baby animals.

Lessac has taken a unique approach at introducing these animals by grouping them using their baby names; joeys, hatchlings, fry, chicks, puggles, pups and platypups.

Each bright double page spread introduces one animal at a time, using a single sentence with the animal's name in bold typeface, for example 'Cheeky Tasmanian devil joeys play all night long.'

To extend the knowledge of older or more inquisitive readers, Lessac has include one extra fun fact for each animal, in a smaller sized font, eg 'Sea dragon dads carry the fry eggs on their tails until they hatch.'

Australian Baby Animals is also available in a hard cover format, ISBN: 9781760651756

Once readers of Australian Baby Animals get older they will be ready to explore Lessac's Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Notable Book for the 2018 Eve Pownall Award for Information Books, A is for Australian Animals.

Title: Australian Baby Animals
Author/Illustrator: Frané Lessac
Publisher: Walker Books, $15.99
Publication Date: 1 December 2019
Format: Board Book
ISBN: 9781760651763
For ages: 1+
Type: Board Book, Picture Book