One Potoroo

A Story of Survival

Penny Jaye
Illustrated by Alicia Rogerson
August 2021
More details
  • Publisher
    CSIRO Publishing
  • Published
    17th August 2021
  • ISBN 9781486314645
  • Language English
  • Pages 32 pp.
  • Size 9.8" x 9.8"
  • Images illus throughout

A conservation tale of the Gilbert’s Potoroo – Australia’s rarest mammal.

When a fire destroys Potoroo’s home, he becomes one of the last surviving Gilbert’s Potoroos at Two Peoples Bay in Western Australia. Frightened, hurt and alone, Potoroo needs a new home – somewhere safe from predators and with plenty of his favorite food. Luckily, a team of conservationists know where Potoroo can go to be safe.

One Potoroo: A Story of Survival is a beautifully illustrated book about the world’s most endangered marsupial, the Gilbert’s Potoroo, and the conservation work that has kept this unique Australian alive.

Reading level varies from child to child, but we recommend this book for ages 6–9.


  • A beautifully illustrated picture book, inspired by real events, about the world’s most endangered marsupial, the Gilbert’s Potoroo
  • Features an author’s note and factual information about the Gilbert’s Potoroo, its history and conservation status
  • Highlights the importance of proactive conservation efforts and responses to environmental change.

Penny Jaye

Penny Jaye is an award-winning author of books for children and older readers. From picture books to young adult fiction, Penny writes to find beauty, hope, strength and love in even the toughest situations.

Alicia Rogerson

Alicia Rogerson is an artist and illustrator who spends her days painting and dreaming. Based in Bridgetown, WA, her studio sits within the rural countryside on a hill beside a forest. Inspired by nature, objects and collections of things, her bold artworks spark the imagination and remind us of people or places we treasure.

conservation; endangered species; native animals