In this exquisitely illustrated book, award-winning author/illustrator Rachel Tonkin explores a small patch of leaf litter beneath one tree, which contains a hidden world that changes day by day. The more you look, the more you will find. Put simply, 'Leaf Litter' is Stephen Beisty's Cross-Sections meets Where's Wally with lift-the-flaps - from an ecological point of view!
In a time when respect for and understanding of our environment are paramount, 'Leaf Litter' is an excellent introduction to the intricate and complex relationships that exist in our natural world.Leaves, twigs, branches and bark collect on the ground in forests all over the world. We call it leaf litter, but it isn't really rubbish at all. If you look closely at leaf litter you will discover a world of animals and plants living side by side, a busy secret world we hardly ever see.
For ages five years and older
About the Author:
Rachel Tonkin is one of Australia’s most respected children’s book illustrators and has illustrated over 50 books, including 'Grandpa’s Stories', which was shortlisted for the CBC Eve Pownall Information award in 1996, and 'When I was a Kid', shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Award in 1998.
Dimensions: H 36.5cm x W 23.5cm
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: 2010
Number of Pages: 32