Children’s Book Explores Megafauna Inhabitants

Mount Gambier Library will host author Bronwyn Saunders with the launch of her picture book ‘Diprotodon: A Megafauna Journey’ on Sunday 9 June at 11:00am.

The story follows a young Diprotodon, the largest marsupial that ever lived, as he finds his way in the world. Exploring the megafauna that existed in the Pleistocene era, some of which were local to the Limestone Coast area, this picture book highlights the challenges the Diprotodon faces from the environment and other animals.

“We are excited to host Bronwyn for the local release of her picture book which allows children and families to learn about the fascinating world of the megafauna,” Acting Manager Library and Community Development Sally Mann said.

Limestone Coast local Bronwyn Saunders is a passionate citizen scientist who enjoys sharing facts about Australia’s natural history with readers. The story is bought to life by the captivating illustrations of Andrew Plant, a Melbourne-based illustrator, author, and science educator.

“Published by CSIRO this is a highly engaging book which combines realistic illustrations with reliable scientific knowledge, one which children of all ages can enjoy,” Ms Mann said.

The author event is family friendly featuring a book reading followed by an activity for children. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing. Bookings are required. Contact the Mount Gambier Library on (08) 8721 2540 or book online at under ‘Programs and Events’.

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