By Claire Saxby

Illustrated by Graham Byrne

An exciting new addition to the narrative non-fiction series Nature Storybooks, about emus.

An exciting new addition to the narrative non-fiction series Nature Storybooks, about emus. In the open forest, Emu watches over his nest. Gathering the granite-green eggs under soft feathers, Emu will care for them and protect the fluffy chicks once they hatch. The survival of this unusual family depends upon him.

Categories: Non-Fiction

For readers aged: 5+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9780763674793
  • Published: 07 May 2015
  • Price: £11.99
  • Size: 270 x 245 mm
  • Pages: 32

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Customer reviews


'This book is a celebration of a particular aspect of the natural world and a wonderful way of conveying information about it.' Red Reading Hub

'Striking illustrations by Grahame Byrne, using ink and digital collages capture the texture and character of the animals while also evoking the arid Australian bush.' Inis Reading Guide

'Saxby’s simple text is ideal for curious readers.' School Library Journal

'A fine companion volume to Saxby and Byrne’s Big Red Kangaroo.' Booklist

'Byrne’s spiky digital illustrations perfectly display the emus’ hairlike feathering and their awkward-looking flightless movement.' The Horn Book

'The descriptive language Claire Saxby uses is exciting and superbly crafted… And Graham Byrne provides gloriously textured, scratchy/splodgy storytelling illustrations that truly convey the eucalyptus forest setting of the narrative.' Red Reading Hub

'This picture book is a delight.' Create a Kids' Book

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