Hold On! Saving the Spotted Handfish

Hold On! Saving the Spotted Handfish

Gina M Newton & Rachel Tribout
CSIRO Publishing
Ages 6+

This is the story of a quirky and primitive little fish that is famous for two things: walking on its 'hands' (pectoral fins), and being the first marine fish anywhere in the word to be listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The Spotted Handfish has survived since the time of the dinosaurs — until now. Invasive sea stars, pollution and climate change mean that this unique Australian is in real trouble — raise your hand if you want to know more!

Hold On! Saving the Spotted Handfish is perfect for primary aged readers.

About the Author

Gina M. Newton is a science communicator and award-winning author. She received the Children's Book Council of Australia Eve Pownall Award and a Whitley Certificate of Commendation for her book Amazing Animals of Australian National Parks, and is a Past National President of the Australian Marine Sciences Association.

About the Illustrator

Rachel Tribout is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Tasmania. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrations.

Collections: Books & Guides, Children's Books

Type: Books & Guides


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