Over in Australia

Over in Australia

Amazing Animals Down Under

By Marianne Berkes; Jill Dubin (Illustrator)

Dawn Publications (CA), Hardcover, 9781584691358, 1pp.

Publication Date: March 2011

A counting book in rhyme presents various Australian animals and their offspring, from a mother crocodile and her "little hatchling one" to a huge father emu and his "little chicks ten." Includes related facts and activities.

About the Author
Award-winning author Marianne Berkes (pronounced Ber-kess with two syllables) is a retired teacher and librarian who uses her love of nature and teaching to create informational picture books. In addition to The Tree That Bear Climbed, Animalogy, and Anybody Home? for Sylvan Dell, some of Marianne's other recent and award-winning titles include: Going Home, The Mystery of Animal Migration; Over in the Ocean, in a Coral Reef; Over in the Jungle, a Rainforest Rhyme; Going Around the Sun, What's in the Garden?, and Some Planetary Fun. Visit her website at www.MarianneBerkes.com.

Jill Dubin grew up in Yonkers, New York and received her BFA from Pratt Institute. Her delightful illustrations have appeared in numerous children's books. She uses cut paper to create the whimsical illustrations in this book. The collage approach combines her unique sense of color, texture and pattern.