Hop with the kangaroo and waddle with the wombat! This vibrant series invites readers to travel to the continent of Australia and meet its most unique animals. A colorful design, easy-to-read text, and oversized, striking photos introduce readers to each animal's body structure, diet, life cycle, social behavior, habitat, predators, and ways of defense. Simple, labeled maps highlight the animal's home territory. Interesting information about Australia is also given, leaving readers with a deeper understanding of the land down under and its incredible animals! Features include a table of contents, fun facts, maps, glossary with phonetic spellings, and index. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.