by Chris Faille

Illustrated by Danny Snell

On Sale: 26/06/2013


About the Book

This delightful story about raising and rearing a baby kookaburra is based on a true story.

When tiny Jeremy falls out of his nest and is brought home by the family cat, he is only a few days old. Luckily, Jeremy is a fighter and as the weeks go by he grows stronger and stronger, until the time comes when he must say goodbye.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781921504402
  • ISBN 10: 1921504404
  • Imprint: Working Title Press - AU
  • On Sale: 26/06/2013
  • Pages: 32
  • List Price: 24.99 AUD
  • Age: From 3 years
  • BISAC1: JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Birds


Chris Faille was born in 1952. From the age of 16 he wanted to be a policeman, but began his career as a Design Draftsman, specialising in large marine installations. In 1978 he joined the Victorian police force, rising to the position of a prosecutor and then investigator with the Sex Offences Unit. In 2012 he was appointed to help establish the first Family Violence Unit in East Gippsland. He lives in a 100 year old solid brick Federation house in Bairsndale which he and his wife Jenni have lovingly restored. They share it with a German Shepherd, two cats, inside birds, outside birds, tropical fish, gold fish, tortoises and green tree frogs. Jeremy is his first book for children, and is based on a true story.

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Danny Snell grew up in Adelaide and studied at the Adelaide Central School of Art and the University of South Australia, graduating with a Bachelor of Design (Illustration) in 1992. He has worked as an illustrator for 20 years creating work for ad agencies, design studios, newspapers and magazines. Danny also illustrates children's books, and working in a variety of media and with a focus on simple compositions he brings a gentle whimsy to his characters and settings. His book Jeremy won 2014 CBCA Eve Pownall Award for Information Books and the 2016 Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children's Literature – Picture Fiction for Seagull, which he wrote and illustrated. Danny's most recent book with Working Title Press is Ozzie Goes to School by Jocelyn Crabb. Danny lives in Adelaide with his wife and two daughters.  

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Other Works by Danny Snell

Seagull Big Book

by Danny Snell

Ozzie Goes to School

by Danny Snell

The ABC Book of Dinosaurs

by Danny Snell

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