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Platypus by Sue Whiting
Hardcover $16.99
Feb 23, 2016 | ISBN 9780763680985

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Jackson, who recently offered an intimate look at another Australian animal in Bilby, creates a lush marshland environment in mixed-media images rendered in smudgy earth tones.
—Publishers Weekly

Smoothly written and…informative, this is a nice addition to the elementary-level nature shelf.
—Kirkus Reviews

Handsome competition for titles such as Sneed B. Collard’s A Platypus Probably, this work will attract readers with its intriguing topic and eye-catching packaging. The attractive picture book format encloses a readable, informative glimpse of one of the stranger creatures to be found on planet Earth.
—School Library Journal

Whiting’s storytelling is a beautiful combination of rich descriptions and a recurring reminder of the key characteristics of a platypus, all of which gently ebbs and flows with Jackson’s soothing mixed-media illustrations…definitely an engaging and enlightening read.

Children will enjoy learning about this strange animal. Illustrations are done in warm earth tones.
—School Library Connection

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