Hold On! Saving the Spotted Handfish

  • Gina Newton and Rachel Tribout
  • CSIRO Publishing
  • 2020
  • ISBN: 9781486311842

RRP: $19.96 (Inc. GST)

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SHORTLIST, 2021 CHILDREN’S BOOK COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS, EVE POWNALL AWARD

NOTABLES, 2021 CHILDREN’S BOOK COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS, EVE POWNALL AWARD

A beautiful picture book about a quirky little fish that is famous for walking on its ‘hands’.
Have you ever seen a fish that could do a handstand?
This is the story of a quirky and primitive little fish that is famous for two reasons: walking on its ‘hands’ (pectoral fins), and being one of the first marine fish in the world to be listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

The Spotted Handfish has survived since the time of the dinosaurs – until now. Invasive seastars, pollution and climate change mean that this unique Australian is in serious trouble – hands up if you want to know more!

Hold On! Saving the Spotted Handfish is perfect for primary aged readers.

Shortlisted, The CBCA Eve Pownall Award for Information Books 2021

About the Author

Dr Gina M Newton is a scientist, science communicator and award-winning author of Amazing Animals of Australia’s National Parks. She’s also a Past National President of the Australian Marine Sciences Association.

About the Illustrator

Rachel Tribout is an illustrator and graphic designer from France based in Tasmania. She’s the author and creator of The Monsters of Tasmania and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

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