donate link to home page link to home page about the disease Save the Tasmanian devil. Devil Facial Tumouir Disease threatens the existence of this internationally-recognised icon. In some areas more than 90% of the Tasmanian devil population has been wiped out.

A book to sink your teeth into

This Page/Ruby-Roars-Cover.jpgA portion of the royalties from the children’s picture book Ruby Roars, published in November 2007, are being donated to the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program. This charming romp, written by Margaret Wild and illustrated by Kerry Argent, is a warm and bouncy story about finding your own voice. 

“I had long been aware of this awful disease which is threatening to wipe out the Tasmanian devil,” explained Kerry Argent, who also combined with Margaret to produce Miss Lily’s Fabulous Pink Feather Boa. “I also felt the devil to be a misunderstood animal. They really are all noise and no action. They’re not savage hunters. So I suggested the character should be a devil.” Ruby Roars is published by Allen and Unwin, and has a RRP of $24.95.