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Hold On!

Saving the Spotted Handfish

Gina Newton (author) Rachel Tribout (Illustrated by)

ISBN: 9781486311842

Publication Date: Oct 2020

Format: Hardback

Have you ever seen a fish that could do a handstand? 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 real trouble - raise your hand if you want to know more!
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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 things: walking on its ‘hands' (pectoral fins), and being the first marine fish anywhere in the word to be listed 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 real trouble – raise your hand if you want to know more!

Hold On! Saving the Spotted Handfish is perfect for primary aged readers. Teachers notes can be downloaded for free from the CSIRO Publishing website.

  • Marine environment story, narrated by a handfish.
  • Showcases handfish biology and ecology, in addition to threats and their conservation plight, and importantly, how science is stepping in to save the day.
  • Includes Fact File section and a glossary.
Illustrations Colour illustrations
Pages 32
Dimensions 220 x 285
Date Published 30 Oct 2020
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
Subject/s Science: general issues   Fishes (ichthyology)   Animal ecology   Picture books, activity books & early learning material   Children's Books  
Gina M. Newton is a science communicator and award-winning author. She received the Children's Book Council of Australia Eve Pownall Award and a Whitley Certificate of Commendation for her book Amazing Animals of Australian National Parks, and is a Past National President of the Australian Marine Sciences Association.

Rachel Tribout is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Tasmania. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrations.

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