In Bilby's Burrow, a little bilby escapes from a dingo. She gets lost and has to find her way back to the safety of her burrow.
In the wild, bilbies have become rare because they are preyed on by foxes and feral cats, and rabbits compete for food. Now they are limited to desert areas where the introduced animals cannot find enough water to survive. A bilby is about the size of a rabbit and spends the day in a burrow that protects it from the heat. It feeds at night on insects and larvae, seeds, bulbs, fruit and fungi.
A protection and recovery program for the bilby operates from Charleville in Queensland.
About the Author: Rebecca Johnson is an award-winning primary school science teacher and has written more than 60 books for children.
Photos by Steve Parish
Virtues: confidence, courage, friendliness
Category: Educational: English language & literacy
Publisher: Pascal Press
Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm