Nature draws in the kids

Susie Peake plants a kiss on her kookaburra friend in celebration of her new book.

With a book called Colour & Draw Birds and Animals of Nightcap National Park, illustrator and publisher Susie Peake hopes to draw the attention of young minds to the wildlife of the Nightcap National Park.

A teacher and resident of Dorrigo, Susie and her sister Beryl researched birds and animals from the park and compiled a childrens colour-by-number project book which features information about the animals, their habitats, nests and food as well as information on the threatened species of the park.

Susies book provides an opportunity for young nature lovers to learn about the birds, animals and reptiles, record their sightings and make their own drawings.

Susie hopes the new book will help to promote a greater awareness of threatened species in the area and that children will value the book as an opportunity to express themselves artistically.

Colour & Draw Birds and Animals of Nightcap National Park is part of a series called Colour & Draw. The books are available from Noahs Ark and the Lismore and Casino Visitor Information Centres. Cost is $9.95.

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