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The World That We Want

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 ten 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.

Kim Michelle Toft
Photo by Kim Michelle Toft

Kim Michelle Toft

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.