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Sunday 21 March 2021

Review: The Way of the Weedy Seadragon

The Way of the Weedy Seadragon is a wonderful journey with this most unusual creature, learning about its lifecycle and home beneath the sea.

It's been created by the duo of Anne Morgan and Lois Bury, who each live on Bruny Island.

Seadragons are rather appealing, with a long thin snout, decorative body, and curling tail.

They may not have scales like fish, or be fast swimmers. However, they have an unique eating style, snorting seawater, and with it, their food. 

Seadragons are great at camouflage, dance with their mate, and use their tails to steer.

Reading The Way of the Weedy Seadragon really is a journey. The text is presented in a narrative way, speaking directly to the reader; and the illustrations are full of soft colours and detail. It makes you feel like you are swimming along with the story.

More information about seadragons is summarised at the end of the book. A map shows where in Australia they can be found, and a labelled diagram explains the seadragon's physical features. There's also a short glossary.

The Way of the Weedy Seadragon explores the natural world through a winning combination of carefully chosen, informative text and beautiful illustrations.

Visit the CSIRO Publishing website to download teachers' notes with lots of questions and activities linked to the curriculum (science, English and media arts).

Title: The Way of the Weedy Seadragon
Author: Anne Morgan
Illustrator: Lois Bury
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing, $ 24.99
Publication Date: February 2021
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781486313952
For ages: 6+
Type: Junior Non-Fiction