Posted on 11th June, 2012
Congratulations to Laureate Alison Lester and author Carol Tulloch for receiving the Wilderness Society's 2012 Environment Award for Children's Literature for their picture book One Small Island.
The winners of the 2012 Award areÂ Hairy Nose, Itchy Buttby Elizabeth Frankel and Garry Duncan andÂ One Small IslandÂ by Alison Lester and Coral Tulloch.
Lester and TullochâsÂ One Small IslandÂ tells the story of Macquarie Island â a remote and precious World Heritage site. The book explores the islandâs unique geological beginnings, its discovery and degradation at the hands of humans, and attempts to protect and restore it today.
Meanwhile,Â Hairy Nose, Itchy ButtÂ follows the plight of a Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat on a mission to track down his favourite scratching tree. The book was inspired by a desire to help protect South Australiaâs faunal emblem from threats such as disease, habitat loss, and death on the roads.
The Wilderness Society's annual Environment Award for Childrenâs Literature is designed to encourage children to take an interest in nature and to feel a sense of responsibility for our wild places and unique wildlife. And in this instance, it seems to be working.
âProceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to help with on-ground work that some dedicated SA scientists are doing with wombat conservationâ, explains Frankel.
To read the article in full visit the Wilderness Society Website.