Nana and I walk through the paddock most days.
And you know what? An echidna lives here.
We don’t always see it.
But I’m always looking for it.

As a young child and their nana go for walks together,
they follow a short-beaked echidna,
keenly observing and discussing
what its life might be life.

A wonderful addition to the acclaimed
and award-winning Nature Storybook series,
which provides memorable reading experiences,
combining narrative and factual forms.

Illustrated by Cate James
Walker Books Australia: Nature Storybooks
ISBN: 9781760652401
APRIL 2022

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“Highly recommended … I found all the information fascinating, written in such a way as to entreat younger readers, allowing them to see themselves walking along a bush track and spying an animal too, and given information about how to respect the animal in its habitat.” Fran Knight, ReadPlus

Primary Non-Fiction Book of the MonthLamont Books

“… Rich in information, colour and a beautiful narrative. It is a must for your bookshelf, or coffee table and a perfect gift which will appeal to all ages.” Picture Book Book Club 


Video interview with zookeeper at Taronga Zoo – CBCA NSW Curious Creatures, Wild Minds event Book Week 2020 (I meet the echidna at the 4 minute mark.)


The Echidna Near My Place Classroom Ideas