Children’s book author Ryll Paul, with siblings Mahlania and Zachariah Tia, talks about Friends of the Flood at the Ipswich Library yesterday.
Children’s book author Ryll Paul, with siblings Mahlania and Zachariah Tia, talks about Friends of the Flood at the Ipswich Library yesterday. Rob Williams

Acts give birth to flood story

AUSTRALIAN predators are portrayed as compassionate individuals in the children's book Friends of the Flood.

An owl is shown keeping a baby possum warm, and a goanna cuddles a lorikeet.

Author "Nana" Ryll Paul, of Forest Lake, was inspired to write the book after seeing a photo of a snake carrying a frog on its back in floodwaters last year.

"I just thought, how wonderful and uplifting it was," Ms Paul said.

"This co-operation between two creatures who would not normally help one another was also shown by humans."



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