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The Butterfly Garden is an entertaining introduction to the life cycle of a butterfly - played out by a fat caterpillar, a hungry kookaburra and a supporting cast of beautiful butterflies.

Spare and simple, The Butterfly Garden also weaves in the idea of how the kookaburra may have got his laugh. Fern Martins illustrations are a mix of strong colour and transulcent beauty. Her stained-glass interpretations of the cocoon at its various stages show its ephemeral quality in a joyful and fluid way.

This feel-good board book for Early Childhood will bring a smile to all readers.


Jimmy and Max hope a tiny native bee will lead them to some delicious sugarbag.

It's the adventure of a lifetime for Max who imagines a bush treasure-trove filled with sweets. For Jimmy, it's a chance to teach his little brother all about bush tucker.

 


These simple two piece puzzles feature beautiful vibrant images of Australian animals, as well as their name. They are a great introduction for young children to a variety of animals, some of which they might already be familiar with, as they can be found in or around our neighborhoods and towns.

Creepy Crawlies - a collection of Australian animals from deserts, rivers, rainforests and bushland. They include a green tree frog, yabby, blue tongue lizard, brown snake, centipede, barking gecko, scorpion, redback spider and long neck turtle.


Kids love bugs! And our collection of 14 ecosystem information boards are a wonderful introduction to common insects and reptiles found in Australian backyards and how they help our gardens to grow. Each board is engraved, using NSW Foundation Font, with details of the insects name, where they live, what they eat and an interesting fact about them. The beautiful images are printed on the outer side of the perspex, giving them a unique 3D effect. Timber stands are also included in the set, so you can have them sitting up on display or explore them on a lightbox.

Why not take them out into the garden to help discover the real thing! Using these boards is a great way to teach children about a gardens’ ecosystem – how a community of plants, animals and smaller organisms live, feed, reproduce and interact in the same area.

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