Author Nette Hilton
Illustrated By Nina Rycroft
First Published 2000 Reprinted 2012
This sweet children's book starts with the hatching of two eggs , one high in a tree and the other on the ground.The egg in the tree immediately knows what creature it is but the other creature doesn't know.
The story follows the second little creature on it's journey to find out who it really is.
Along the way we meet Kookaburra, Koala, Emu, Wombat and Frog.
Lively , repetitive text, wonderful descriptions of the Australia native animals and their habitat .
Bright ,colourful believable illustration.
I have read many children's books where the illustrations of the Australian animals don't look anything like the real animal but I am pleased to say that Nina Rycroft has created some very real looking animals.
The story in short enough for bedtime and there is a good ending.
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