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McCartney, Tania: Eco Warriors to the Rescue!

** McCARTNEY, Tania Eco Warriors to the Rescue! NLA, 2013 unpaged $17.99 pbk ISBN 9780642277800 SCIS 1618462

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In this lovely picture book Banjo, Matilda and Ned take us into their magical world as 'eco warriors;' introducing their audience to the native Australian landscape through a series of beautifully rendered botanical drawings from the National Library's archives. The children interact with the flora, giving 'tips' on how to care for our natural environment so that it can be something enjoyed now and for generations to come.

Combining photography with archival botanical drawings, McCartney includes interesting facts about Australian flora, floral emblems, native birth flowers and further ideas of how to look after the environment along with a website for The Australian Native Plants Society. The book is a simple, fun way to introduce complex issues of environmental responsibility to the very young. Highly recommended. Preschool and early primary school.

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Author:Capp, Meredith
Publication:Reading Time
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Date:Nov 1, 2013
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