Shy the Platypus
A stylish illustrated re-publishing of Leslie Rees' classic tale about a young platypus growing up in the world.
National Library Publishing presents a stylish, highly illustrated re-publication of Leslie Rees’ classic tale, Shy the Platypus. This exciting story of the life of a young platypus describes her growing up and experiencing encounters with humans, other platypuses and different animals. Leslie Rees published over 40 children’s books and won major awards (Order of Australia & NSW Premier’s Award) for his ‘contribution to Australian literature’. Leslie Rees’ animal stories have been an important part of Australian children’s literature since the 1940s and continue their popularity to this day.