Meet Burra the boggabri. Sensitive and shy, he lives in a secret cave at the back of Uluru. Noisy tourists disturb his peaceful life, driving him out onto the road in search of a new home. During his travels around the countryside, Burra meets - and eats! - many famous Australian icons, creating havoc wherever he goes. The Monster Who Ate Australia has been entertaining young Australian readers, helping teachers with their geography classes and aiding school projects for three decades, and has recently inspired a musical. Now it's back, bigger and bolder than ever!
Since starting his career back in 1967 with solo exhibitions of his cartoons and paintings, Michael Salmon has been busy entertaining young Australians with 172 children's books, toys, merchandise items, theatre and television work. Michael spends most of his time these days visiting Primary Schools around Australia having fun, drawing his cartoons and encouraging students to develop their own creativity. Also by Michael Salmon: Pirate Gold!, Bobo, My Superdog, The Down-under 12 Days of Christmas.