A IS FOR AUSTRALIAN ANIMALS, by Frane Lessac, Candlewick Press


There are so many amazing animals to be found in Australia — and many of them are found nowhere else in the world.

Discover thirty-eight of the weird and wonderful creatures of Down Under — from the iconic kangaroo to the puzzling echidna; from the tiny crusader bug to the enormous saltwater crocodile; from the adorable quokka to the terrifying Tasmanian devil. Did you know that lyrebirds can mimic almost any sound? Or that an oblong turtle has the longest neck of any turtle in the world? Vibrant paintings and fascinating facts introduce readers to a wide array of incredible animals in this vivid celebration of the fauna that makes Australia unique.

Out August 2018


I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

This is a lovely picture book, hardcover, with a brightly illustrated book jacket. Although the title does read, “A” is For Australian Animals, this book provides examples of animals for all letters of the alphabet. On each page, the author gives a number of animal examples and little stories for each.

Pages are large and brightly rendered with lovely hand-drawn illustrations. This is a wonderful learning tool for very young children and first readers, with the help of a parent’s guidance.

Very entertaining and educational.

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