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Platypus (Nature Storybooks)
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Sue Whiting lives and works in a sleepy coastal village near Sydney, where she spends her days dreaming up adventures for her characters and trying to write them down. Sue has written numerous books in a variety of genres: fiction and nonfiction, picture books through to YA, including the best-selling The Firefighters, and the award-winning A Swim in the Sea. Her latest book Platypus, illustrated by Mark Jackson, is a CBCA 2016 Notable Book. A former primary school teacher with a special interest in literacy education and children's literature, Sue is a highly experienced speaker who loves sharing her passion for story and storytelling, reading and writing with people of all ages. She also works as a freelance editor, writing coach and mentor.Mark Jackson is an illustrator based in Melbourne. He has co-illustrated several books with his wife, Heather Potter, and their work has been featured in several exhibitions. Mark has several titles published by Walker Books Australia: The Truth About Penguins written by Meg McKinlay, 2010; Not Like Georgie written by Scott Hatcher, 2009; and Stuck! written by Charlotte Calder, 2009, which was short-listed in the Young Children Category of the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards 2010, and received a Notable mention in the Picture Book Category, Children's Book Council of Australia Awards, 2010. Platypus, published in 2015 and a part of the award-winning Nature Storybook series, was a Notable Book at the CBCA Book of the Year Awards in 2016 and was also short-listed for the Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children's Literature in the same year. For more information and samples of his artwork, please visit his website: http://www.jackpot-art.com/

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The language is wonderful, using the correct terminology and not talking down to the audience, making the reader ask questions. * Read Plus *
This is a beautiful book that children will enjoy as a read aloud (aged 5 to 8 years) or read to themselves to find out about this fascinating creature (ages 6-9 years). * Literacy, families and learning *
Platypus is essentially an older children's informative picture book - perfect for mid/upper primary independent readers and as a teaching tool for junior grades. It is a must include in Australian school libraries. * Reading Time *
Top five science books of 2015 * ABC Online *
The gentle text is informative, but is also poetic, with the feel of the nighttime meanderings. This is reinforced in the dusky colours of the mixed media illustrations. -- Sally Murphy * Aussie Reviews *

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