By Whiting, SueIllustrated by Jackson, Mark
Meet the puzzling platypus! A lively narrative and engaging illustrations follow a fascinating creature that defies categorization. There it is, a giant duckbill emerging from a burrow. But this animal has fur and walks low to the ground, with claws and a wide, flat tail like a b...eaver. When it swims, it looks like a miniature crocodile, and when faced with threats, it keeps its snakelike venom at the ready. And did you know that the female platypus lays eggs? Follow a most unusual mammal as it leaves its home and travels through the night, gliding past wallabies and evading a hungry fox hurrying, scurrying, always busy, always looking for a meal!Read more
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Sue Whiting is a former teacher who divides her time between working as a children's-book editor and writing books for young people. She lives near Sydney, Australia. Mark Jackson is the illustrator of several picture books, including Python by Christopher Cheng and Bilby by Edel Wignell. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.
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