The Bravest Dugong by Alec Trost, illustrated by
Graeme Compton (Little Steps Publishing)
PB RRP $16.95
by Anne Hamilton
A dugong leaves the sea and goes dancing, parachuting, surfing, visiting
a zoo, painting and cooking Cos Lettuce Pie (a dugong favourite). Charlie D is
the dugong and he’s off on an adventure to see the world.
The gorgeous, high-energy illustrations are the highlight of this story,
which is seeded with environmental facts as it moves through Charlie D’s
activities on land.
Two final pages on the ‘Gentle Giants of the Sea’ are particularly useful
for those interested in more information about dugongs. This section of the
book provides handy teacher notes to help early readers negotiate the text.