"Franki and the Banksia" By Leanne Murner

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We are so excited to announce the first of a series of children's books written by Leanne Murner and Illustrated by Kat Fox.

Join Franki on his knowledge filled adventure with Poppy John and learn all about native Australian plants and trees, birds and bees, animals and insects in this colourful heart-warming story.

Soft cover

Winner: New York Big Book Award 2021 (Nature Children's Category)

24 pages

"It has provided the children with a better insight into Australian Natives but this time with the integration of the way Native animals and plants work together. It was thought provoking as the children were able to see how the Banksia flower was able to nourish the wildlife and Indigenous Australian’s throughout time and how they would source the sweet nectar from the plants before using the seed/seed pods as they fell away from the tree.

It has also prompted the children to want to investigate further with the collection of Banksia flowers from their environment and planting our own seeds in the hope to grow our very own tree."

Review by Jasmin Horne 

ISBN: 9780648984733
ISBN-10: 0648984737
Series: Australian Bush Series
Audience: Children
For Ages: 3 - 10 years old
For Grades: K - 03
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 28
Published: 26th November 2021
Publisher: Leanne Murner
Dimensions (cm): 22 x 22  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.27