Dugong Magic Deborah Kelly Illustrated by Lisa Stewart Lothian Children’s Books Hachette Children’s Books ISBN: 9780734419965 Paperback $15.99
A beautifully illustrated, lyrical and informative story about dugongs, one of our most unique endangered animals. Ideal for anyone with an interest in marine life and the environment, and an excellent teaching resource.
There are not many dugongs left in the world now. But what if humans freed the sea from nets? What if we cleared it of rubbish so that seagrass could flourish again and dugongs could feed?
A beautiful and thought-provoking picture book about dugongs – the mysterious creatures who were once mistaken for mermaids. Deborah’s Kelly’s beautiful, lyrical writing brings these animals to life, and highlights the dangers they face, inspiring young readers to care for and protect our natural world. Lisa Stewart’s gorgeous illustrations capture the beauty of these gentle and endangered creatures.
This is a very sensitively written book that provides gorgeous images with a message about ecology, the environment and optimism.
Read and learn about the dugong’s calf’s family close relationship, its habitat, it quests for sweet waters, pollution free, and an ocean that all can utilise.
For adults, teachers and carer’s there is a handy page of “Dugong Facts” to assist you answering those never ending “why” questions 😊, eg where they live, what does the name mean, how do they communicate? etc
A great teaching resource and an environmental call for action.
From this award-winning creative duo comes a stunning celebration of the joy and comfort that love can bring – wherever we roam in the big, wild world.
This book remains one of my all-time children’s books favourite reads. I love the bright colours and the heartfelt emotions captured on these pages. Now available as a board book, you and your pre-schooler can share many hours of reading this stunning book together. And it makes the perfect gift- for any occasion. I love the sentiment in this so much I have the original hard back and this new board book edition on my shelves.
I just wanted to share some recent 5 star book discoveries that I will be reviewing soon; some have recently been published, some will be published in the next month or so. Some are by debut authors, some are by favourites that never disappoint. I highly recommend these – as I read each one I thought “this is the best book I have read this year,” and then I read THE NEXT AND THOUGHT THE SAME THING. Such talent.
Thanks to the lovely people at Pan Macmillan Australia I have one copy of The Long Call to giveaway; its easy, in the comments tell me the name of the two rivers that are the location of this series **hint see my review **
This giveaway will be randomly drawn on the 14th of September and is open to Australian residents only. Good luck.