Author(s): Claire Saxby Claire; Graham Byrne Graham
An exciting book in the narrative non-fiction series Nature Storybooks. Now in paperback! In the open forest, Emu gathers granite-green eggs under soft feathers. Emu will care for the eggs and protect the stripy chicks once they hatch. There are many hazards in the forest for this unusual family. Winner of the 2015 Environment Award for Children's Literature, Nonfiction Category; winner of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales' Whitley Awards, Children's Book Category, 2015; short-listed for the 2015 CBCA Book of the Year: Eve Pownall Award for Information Books. ; "Byrne's spiky digital illustrations perfectly display the emus' hairlike feathering and their awkward-looking flightless movement." -- The Horn Book ; "The descriptive language Claire Saxby uses is exciting and superbly crafted ...And Graham Byrne provides gloriously textured, scratchy/splodgy storytelling illustrations that truly convey the eucalyptus forest setting of the narrative." -- Red Reading Hub.