visión de conjunto:Críticas A bit darker and edgier than standard picture-book illustrations of animals the digital artwork is distinctive and handsome in its own way. A fine companion volume to Saxby and Byrne's Big Red Kangaroo (2015).--Booklist Byrne's spiky digital illustrations perfectly display the emus' hairlike feathering and their awkward-looking flightless movement along with the rough textures of the grasses and trees in the landscape.--The Horn Book Byrne's exquisite digital artwork feature Emu and his brood in their grassland habitat.--Literacy Daily The handsome and eye-catching digital illustrations show how this unusual Australian bird spends its time. The description of the emu's protective nature is found on one page and additional factual information on the facing page making this an interesting selection for a science classroom library.--Literacy Daily Chock full of interesting information and facts about what a typical emu might experience in its day-to-day life the book is full of thrills chills and a species that gives stay-at-home dads everywhere a true animal mascot.--A Fuse #8 Production (blog) A strong choice for the 590s.--School Library Journal Reseña del editor An exciting new addition to the narrative non-fiction series Nature Storybooks about emus.An exciting new addition to the narrative non-fiction series Nature Storybooks about emus. In the open forest Emu watches over his nest. Gathering the granite-green eggs under soft feathers Emu will care for them and protect the fluffy chicks once they hatch. The survival of this unusual family depends upon him. Biografía del autor Claire Saxby was born in Melbourne and grew up in Newcastle. She’s lived in more houses than she can remember and attended many schools. Claire is the author of many books including There Was an Old Sailor illustrated by Cassandra Allen which won the Crystal Kite Member Choice Award Australia and New Zealand Division Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators 2011.Born in Sydney sometime last century Graham Byrne did the usual school and university time worked as an electrical engineer for years then went into building houses and structures. The old back injury put paid to hard physical work. An interest in art as a creative adjunct to the practical nature of building led to formal education work installing artworks at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney and wonderings about other roads to explore. Wanting his art to have some “practical” useful purpose to be illuminating pointed Graham to illustration and design pathways. Explorations of drawing painting filling sketchbooks making books for his grandchildren and illustrating short stories have combined to prompt his journey as a book illustrator. Big Red Kangaroo was Graham’s first picture book.