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Santa Claus has landed outback and is busily checking his list. The kangaroos are in charge of all the presents and his koala helpers are not being much help at all! And are those crocodiles really 'a-snoozing'? With surfing sharks, skiing snakes, dancing dingoes, leaping lizards and lots more, Michael Salmon's Aussie characters come to life in pictures and verse. Welcome to Christmas 'down-under'! About the Author: Michael Salmon has been involved in graphics, children's literature, TV and theatre since 1967. His work has been solely for young people both here in Australia and overseas. Michael's many credits include his Alexander Bunyip show (ABC TV 1978-88), pantomimes, fabric and varied merchandise designs, toy and board game inventions and the writing and illustrating of over 160 books. In 2010, the ACT Government commissioned a bronze statue of Alexander Bunyip that stands outside the new Gungahlin Public Library celebrating the Bunyip's role in helping children to read. Michael spends most of his time these days visiting schools around Australia. His sessions are lots of fun, with lightning fast cartoons, caricatures, silly prizes and general encouragement for students to develop their own creativity.