Bilbies at Easter

The picture book, “Hunwick’s egg” by Mem Fox and Pamela Lofts, makes a great Easter book for developing some field knowledge about bilbies, eggs and Australian fauna and fauna without necessarily getting into the Easter message and Easter Bunnies.

But there is no shortage of bilby-related Australian picture books these days and many students are now aware of the plight of Australia’s endangered bilbies and why so many are immortalized as fund-raising chocolate confections at the time of year.

The Premier’s Reading Challenge is promoting a beautiful bilby story by Nette Hilton, “The smallest bilby solves the biggest problem” on Youtube. It’s part of the K-2 Challenge and this version is illustrated by school students working with Nette Hilton.

Chocolate Easter bilby
A chocolate Easter bilby.