Protecting our wild places for the future generations of our planet
I grew up on Kangaroo Island in South Australia. I was raised hiking, camping, swimming, bodyboarding, and travelling in natural environments. I grew up side by side with a pet kangaroo, who was free to roam as she pleased as all wild animals should. As a child I felt a great connection to wild places and the wild life that live there. As an adult and a mother of three wildings of my own, I feel it is my calling in life to encourage all children to love our wild places so that they grow up protecting them. You will only protect what you love. I have always loved writing stories throughout my life, and I have only realised through becoming a mother that my stories are my way of spreading the message to the next generations that our wild places are fundamental to our existence as humans and they must be protected at all costs. My one wish is that there will always be wild places for humans to visit and be in awe of and for all other species to exist as they always have.
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Becky Westbrook's comforting picture book, Evie and the Bushfire, addresses Australia's devastating recent fires with a touch of magic.
The Story carries a powerful message: that hope and resilience are stronger than even the greatest disaster.
While this is a children’s book, the lyrical prose within also has the power to move adults. Westbrook illustrates some profound concepts that are still simple enough for children to understand, including the sense of lost hope: “Today nobody could see her for she was hope and today they had none.”