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The Hollow Tree by Mark Mordue, Robyn Chiles and Inner West School Children

Reviewed by Abbey, age 9
I recommend this book for 6–7 year olds
who like nature and the environment. The book is written from a tree’s perspective. It is a special tree in the middle of the city that has lots of birds living in its hollows.
I loved the bright pictures drawn by primary school children — they lit up the pages. The Hollow Tree is also funny. The tree talks about the birds using its branches as their local café and thought the ibis looked like a weird plane. I laughed when the sulphur-crested cockatoos sounded like they were having a party.

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Wetlands can play a key role in climate change mitigation and adaptation. They capture and store carbon to reduce atmospheric greenhouse gases, and help provide resilience to hazards such as flooding and sea level rise.

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Top 5 frog facts

  1. Corroboree frogs live for up to 9 years. They are about the length of a paper clip (2.5cm–3cm) and weigh up to 3grams.
  2. “Corroboree” comes from the Aboriginal word “caribberie” meaning to meet or gather.
  3. These critically endangered amphibians live in alpine forests & marshlands in Kosciuszko National Park and Brindabella National Park.
  4. Corroboree frogs do not have webbed toes like other frogs.
  5. Seeing these frogs in the wild is rare, but you can see them at Taronga Zoo in Sydney. The Zoo’s successful breeding program has released hundreds of frogs and thousands of eggs to increase wild population numbers.

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