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The Great Southern Reef

Paul Venzo and Prue Francis
Illustrated by Cate James
Hardback
August 2022
9781486315314
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  • Publisher
    CSIRO Publishing
  • Published
    2nd August
  • ISBN 9781486315314
  • Language English
  • Pages 32 pp.
  • Size 9.84" x 9.84"
  • Images color illus throughout
$19.99

Go beachcombing with Professor Seaweed and learn about the hidden treasures of the sea.

Have you heard of the Great Southern Reef?

Join Professor Seaweed and her friends Frankie and Sam to learn more about one of Australia's best kept secrets!

The Great Southern Reef spans thousands of kilometers along the coast from northern New South Wales to Western Australia. It is home to giant kelp forests and fascinating animals such as rock lobsters, sea snails, and sponges. Explore the sandy beaches with this inquisitive trio, and discover marine curiosities that are washed up along the coast after a big storm.

You may be inspired to go beachcombing yourself, to learn and care about the animals and seaweed that you find!

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

Features:

  • Introduces the Great Southern Reef, a relatively unknown part of Australia's ocean environments
  • Connects young readers to familiar marine environments
  • Inspires kids to explore the nature at their local beaches in a safe and responsible way

Paul Venzo

Paul Venzo and Prue Francis work across children's literature and marine science at Deakin University. They want to connect younger readers with stories and information about life in and around Australia’s oceans.

Prue Francis

Prue Francis and Paul Venzo work across children's literature and marine science at Deakin University. They want to connect younger readers with stories and information about life in and around Australia’s oceans.

Cate James

Cate James is a children's book illustrator who lives by the ocean and loves swimming at the beach. She has a very naughty miniature dachshund called Sebastian who barks a lot. Cate's favorite things to draw are native Australian trees and wildlife.

beachcombing; reefs; Australia; marine life; ecology; conservation; marine environments