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Dingo / Claire Saxby, Tannya Harricks.

By: Saxby, Claire.
Contributor(s): Harricks, Tannya.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Publisher: Newtown, N.S.W. : Walker Books Australia, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 30 pages : colour illustrations ; 28 cm.ISBN: 9781925381283 (hardback).Subject(s): Dingo -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile literature | Premiers' Reading Challenge : 3-4 | Premiers' Reading Challenge : 5-6 | Animals -- Australia -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 599.77/2 | A823.4 Summary: Can you see her? There deep in the stretching shadows a dingo. Her pointed ears twitch. Her tawny eyes flash in the low-slung sun. Dingo listens. Dusk is a busy time. Dusk is the time for hunting. This lyrical non-fiction picture book is written by award-winning author Claire Saxby and stunningly illustrated by fine artist Tannya Harricks.
List(s) this item appears in: Children's Book Council of Australia Awards 2019
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Includes index.

Can you see her? There deep in the stretching shadows a dingo. Her pointed ears twitch. Her tawny eyes flash in the low-slung sun. Dingo listens. Dusk is a busy time. Dusk is the time for hunting. This lyrical non-fiction picture book is written by award-winning author Claire Saxby and stunningly illustrated by fine artist Tannya Harricks.

For primary school children.

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Horn Book Review

With bold, decisive brushstrokes, Harricks paints an untamed Australian forest where dingoes reign as apex predators. Dingo, the named female subject of this narrative, is searching for food at dusk (Dusk is a busy time. Dusk is the time for hunting). The wild dog must bypass an unreachable possum and wombat, but then is able to briefly satisfy her appetite (with a lizard) and also to bring food (a rabbit) back to her five pups in the den. The concept of camouflage is conveyed through the illustrations as Saxbys direct-address text asks readers to find Dingo hidden in the landscape (Can you see her?) or to spot the prey she seeks. Expository sentences, printed in smaller typeface on the pages, expand the narrative by adding scientific facts, such as information about dingoes diet, anatomy, and senses, and the numbers and responsibilities of the members of a dingo pack; terms such as nocturnal and snuffing are also defined. An authors note with additional information about dingoes, their habitats, and the threat to the species from humans concludes the book; an index is appended. betty carter (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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