Australia's Endangered Bush Creatures
Woodslane Press Publishing
Many of Australia’s creatures are facing extinction and we can’t save what we don’t understand. Mykes signature illustrations and engaging text introduce kids to 134 of Australia’s most endangered animals. While some may be well-known, many are not: all have their plight, beauty and character delicately presented in this important new book. Australia’s wild creatures are facing a fast-changing environment that has humankind’s fingerprint all over it and hundreds are in danger of complete extinction. We can’t save what we don’t know or understand: awareness is paramount to helping these endangered creatures survive into the lifetimes of future generations. Myke Mollards signature illustrations and engaging text bring kids up close and personal with 134 of Australia’s most endangered creatures, highlighting both the common and uncommon threats to each species and revealing the fragile balance existing in nature and how our human impact is collapsing ecosystems and unbalancing the natural world. While some of these creatures may be iconic and well-studied, many of them are less known: all have their plight, beauty and character delicately presented in this important new book.
Myke Mollard is an Australian children’s educator, illustrator, author and designer – just some of his creative talents. He began his career in graphic design, branding management and producing commercials for TV. He later found outlets for his passion for educating kids about the world around them, both in person in classroom and online settings, and via his books which he fully writes and illustrates himself. One of his first books, in 2008, was the best-selling A-Z of Australian Bush Creatures which sold 85,000 copies in the early 2010s.
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