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Toft, Kim Michelle

Kim Michelle Toft is a full-time silk artist who exhibits within Australia and overseas. Her books are a reflection of her love for the beauty of life underwater and her desire to help the next generation understand the importance of its preservation. The much loved picture information book Neptune’s Nursery (UQP 1998) followed the huge success of the award-winning One Less Fish (UQP 1997). Most recently, she illustrated Turtle’s Song (UQP 2002), written by Alan Brown. For bookings for Kim Toft, please contact Show and Tell Promotions on
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Neptune's Nursery

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This is a visually stunning picture information book by award-winning illustrator Kim Toft and co-authors Kim Toft and Allan Sheather. An environmental hide-and-seek game book that explores the birthing habits of marine animals and the most unique creature of all. Kim Toft's silk paintings perfectly capture life underwater, the seaworld shimmers and sparkles off each page. The last three pages are packed with information on all the marine animals found in the book plus a glossary of terms.


One Less Fish

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Spectacular tropical fish shimmer across every page of this unique counting book set in Australia's Great Barrier Reef. But something is wrong - one by one the fish are disappearing. The Great Barrier Reef is protected by law, but what might happen if it wasn't? Produced with the support of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, this cautionary tale warns of the threats to a fragile underwater environment. By preserving these deep-sea homes, we can all help keep this environmental countdown from coming true.


The World That We Want

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A stunning interactive environmental picture book illustrating the unique ecosystems of North Queensland. Each illustration has been exquisitely created by hand painting on silk and each contains 10 representative creatures. Nine ecosystems are explored with the climax bringing together all ecosystems in a rarely attempted multiple gatefold page. The World That We Want brings to centre stage the rare beauty and fragile environment of North Queensland and its native inhabitants of this great land for all to share.


Turtle's Song

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Turtle's Song is a lyrical journey of the life of a Green Turtle from a hatchling beneath the sand of a coral beach, through wanderings at sea, to adulthood and returning to lay eggs of its own.The vivid and exquisite images combined with the simple but rhythmic prose, makes the reading of Turtle's Song an utter delight.