Last Wednesday I attended the launch of a fabulous (and important!) book.
Westy the Western Swamp Tortoise by Cathy Levett is a picture book with a nonfiction narrative detailing the journey of a Western Swamp Tortoise from birth at the Perth Zoo to his release into wetlands at Ellenbrook.
There is so much to love about this book. Not only does the story flow naturally, its also filled with factual information about Westy’s journey.
The stunning photography includes the growth stages of a Western Swamp Tortoise along with their habitat.
As a bonus for teachers and school libraries it has multiple links to the West Australian Curriculum which includes; endangered animals, habitats, environments and animal adaptations.
(Under the ‘Educators‘ tab on the Friends of the Western Swamp Tortoise you can find lots of information including worksheets to compliment this fabulous book.)
Westy the Western Swamp Tortoise is published by Friends of the Western Swamp Tortoise with help from The Book Incubator with all proceeds from the sale of the book going towards education programs.