Searching for Cicadas

by Lesley Gibbes

Illustrated by Judy Watson

On Sale: 01/08/2019



About the Book

This lovely story about a child and their grandfather searching for cicadas is part of the award-winning narrative nonfiction Nature Storybooks series.

In the summertime, Grandpa and I go cicada-watching. We put our camping gear into my wagon and walk down to the local reserve. Last year we saw five Green Grocers, three Yellow Mondays and one Floury Baker. Can we find the rare Black Prince this year?

This heartwarming nonfiction picture book is written by award-winning author Lesley Gibbes and gorgeously illustrated by Judy Watson.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781922244420
  • ISBN 10: 1922244422
  • Imprint: Walker Books - AU
  • On Sale: 01/08/2019
  • Pages: 32
  • List Price: 26.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Australia & Oceania


Lesley Gibbes is an internationally published children's author and primary school teacher. She is the author of CBCA Early Childhood Book Of The Year Honour Book, Scary Night, CBCA Notable Book, Little Bear's First Sleep, Bring a Duck, Quick as a Wink Fairy Pink, Fluke, Bouncing, Bouncing Little Joeys A Bush Christmas and the hilarious CBCA Notable Book series Fizz, illustrated by Stephen Michael King.

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Melbourne illustrator Judy Watson works from her home studio with views over bushland and the Sweetwater Creek. Her work is accompanied by the sounds of many wild birds, bees from the hive in her garden and the rambunctious wrestling of her two dogs. Occasionally one of her hens will crow. (Yes, they do.) She has illustrated over 20 children's books but read a lot more. Her first picture book, Goodnight, Mice!, won the Prime Minister's Literary Award for Children's Fiction. She has teamed up again with Frances Watts to create Leonard Doesn't Dance. It is her most colourful book to date.

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