A beautifully illustrated story of this marsupial's plight and how it was saved from extinction. The Eastern Barred Bandicoot is one of Australia's most threatened species. When their existence came under extreme threat from habitat loss, predators and human development, Eastern Barred Bandicoots found refuge in the most unlikely of places – a rubbish tip. This captivating true story details the plight these small, nocturnal marsupials faced, and the outstanding efforts that ensured their protection. Written by Rohan Cleave and illustrated by Coral Tulloch, Bouncing Back shows that even on the brink of extinction, there is hope for the survival of our most vulnerable species.
'As I lay my head to sleep; The colour blue begins to seep; Inside my mind, inside my soul; Feeling weightless, lost control.'
When daylight fades and the night shift clocks on, an underwater symphony begins. Polyps start popping to a funky sea groove, sea slugs shimmy and alien angels fly into view. The reef at night is teaming with energy and wildlife, all working together to create an underwater masterpiece.
Kim Michelle Toft brings an array of extraordinary reef creatures to life through her vivid hand painted silk illustrations and catchy rhythmic prose, highlighting the urgency of the preservation of the world's critically endangered reef habitats. (Source: Back cover)
Nestling between rocks...
Hiding in the seaweed...
Lift the flap and discover many rock pool secrets! (Source: back cover)
'This is an expansive and generous Welcome to Country from a most respected Elder, Aunty Joy Murphy, beautifully given form by Indigenous artist Lisa Kennedy.
'Welcome to the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri People. We are part of this land and the land is part of us. This is where we come from. Wominjeka Wurundjeri balluk yearmenn koondee bik. Welcome to Country.'
Source: Publisher's blurb.
'In the open forest, Emu watches over his nest. Gathering the granite-green eggs under soft feathers, Emu will care for them and protect the fluffy chicks once they hatch. The survival of this unusual family depends upon him.' (Publication summary)
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