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Sammy the Squirrel Glider to the Rescue
This beautifully illustrated book is about Sammy the squirrel glider and his friends Murray the carpet python and Stanley the blue-tongued lizard. Murray and Stanley narrowly escape some humans and then they see a strange shadow come closer to them. Sammy glides out of a nearby tree and warns Murray and Stanley of the nearby fox. But the fox is just one of their worries. Find out what happens with these three friends in this fantastic book.
A Perfect Place
Percy the Peron’s Tree Frog was out with his mate Trevor the Murray River Turtle. They were looking for food but they were warned against eating what they found for fear of being sick. Eventually, Dr Dave and Stacee found them scared on the side of the road. Dr Dave and Stacee took them away, gave them food and water, and released them in a new place, a perfect place.
The Rainbow Serpent is Back
Hugh didn’t think it mattered whose land he was on, or who used to live here, until one day the Rainbow Serpent transported him back in time to see for himself. He learns about totems, tools and bush tucker and when returning to his own time he has a greater respect for those who used to call this land home.
Nigel the Nasty Rabbit
This comically drawn, fun book is all about Nigel the nasty rabbit. He spent his days watching Farmer Bob work, and his nights eating Bob’s crops. When Farmer Bob saw him, he quickly jumped into one of his many burrows hidden over the farm. Nigel keeps playing games with Farmer Bob until one day, he calls in the experts.
Which Toy Story character does Farmer Bob remind you of? Think about it…
Jimmy Four-Nicks the Burrunan Dolphin
This book is a narrative about the Burrunan dolphin, a new species found living in the Gippsland Lakes. The students were involved in a workshop with Dr Kate Charlton-Robb from the Australian Marine Mammal Conservation Foundation where they learnt about the Burrunan dolphin. Dr Kate was mentioned in this book.
For more information about the Burrunan dolphin go to: www.ammcf.org.au
At the launch of this book in 2014, the students found out from Dr Kate that Jimmy Four Nicks was actually a girl as she was spotted with a new calf in the Gippsland Lakes. The students had a class competition to name the new dolphin and they called it “Finn” – suitable for a boy or girl.