Australian Animal A-Z Book

$25.00 inc. GST

Discover Australia’s unique animals in this interesting and visually stimulating A-Z Book.

Ships From: Australia

Zinia King - A Dose of Whimsy SKU: AAAZB Category: Tags: ,

This Australian Animal A-Z book is a beautiful collaboration between two sisters. Researched and written by Acacia King and whimsically illustrated by Zinia King. Acacia and Zinia hope that this book will inspire with its interesting facts and beautiful illustrations so that we might take better care of our unique flora and fauna.

$5 from every book sold will go to the Bob Brown Foundation.

This is a little book (210x210mm) made with heart. Printed by carbon neutral Adelaide based printer Finsbury Green, the A-Z book has been printed ethically and sustainably. Vegetable based inks, FSC certified paper and minimal chemical use are just a few of the sustainable credentials Finsbury Green provide. See more of their credentials here:

A Note from the Illustrator:

An Australian Animal A-Z book was an idea spinning around in my head for years. It disturbs me greatly that many children know much more about African and American animals that the very unique critters in our own backyard. I wanted a book that would educate kids (and adults) about these animals and also inspire them with their beauty.

I started illustrating this book during the lockdowns of 2020, making record time (thanks COVID!) After a little while researching some facts about the animals myself, I realised that it might be prudent to employ someone to take on that job for me. Naturally, my sister Acacia was the first person to come to mind. With a science background and an equal love of Australian Animals, she seemed the natural fit. The resulting book is something I feel immensely proud of and I hope that others will love it as much as I do.

Howdy! My name is Zinia King and I’m an illustrator living in the beautiful Adelaide Hills. I am endlessly inspired by my natural surroundings, so it is no surprise that Australian flora and fauna feature heavily in my work. 

My artwork is often described as ‘whimsical’, and people will often smile or laugh at my curious creature designs. The pen use in my drawings is spontaneous, incorporating intricate patterns that draw inspiration from nature. I adore using watercolour to colour my artworks and appreciate it’s free flowing nature.

My work as a freelance illustrator brings me enormous amounts of joy. It is such a privilege to bring ideas to life and to inspire people though my art. Children’s book illustration is my passion and I am continually seeking out projects in which I can showcase the majesty of our natural environment.

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