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Tuesday 27 February 2024

Review: Kimmi: Queen of the Dingoes

Award-winning writer Favel Parrett has produced another powerful and moving story of survival to follow Wandi, which was published in 2021 to great acclaim.

Kimmi: Queen of the Dingoes reveals Parrett’s continued passion and dedication to the preservation of life for these beautiful, intelligent, and frequently underrated animals.

Kimmi is a Tropical dingo destined for greatness.  Queen status. A female in a long line of leaders, she was born small in a litter with three males.

Threatened by a hunter, her mother and brothers are protected by a human mother and son who love these animals and have cared for and protected them.

But there are those who see dingoes as destructive and worthless.

This is the true story of how Kimmi becomes Queen; how she evolves to take her place in life, and her contribution as leader of the other dingoes that live with her in the sanctuary.

Filtering through the book is the major theme of love and commitment between humans and animals. As it describes Kimmi’s and her family’s journey through hardship and life-threatening situations, we view the dingoe’s lives through their eyes.

Extremely interesting and detailed, Parrett is committed to a lifetime of caring for and protecting dingoes. She still volunteers at the Dingo Discovery Sanctuary and Research Centre which was established in 1990, and set on 40 acres in the Macedon Ranges in Victoria.

With Kimmi, Parrett hopes to educate children about the animals she loves so dearly, helping them to understand the importance of protecting wildlife,  by sharing her personal experiences and stories.

Title:Kimmi: Queen of the Dingoes
Author: Favel Parrett
Illustrator: Astrid Hicks
Publisher: Hachette, $ 19.99
Publication Date: 1 November 2023
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780734422057
For ages: 8+
Type: Non Fiction