- A pelican because they look ungainly on land but are graceful in the water and air;
- If the range includes mystical birds, I'd be a Roc because they're huge, scary and I could enjoy scaring the code brown out of some people;
- I'd have to be a magpie. They are clever & fearless & a protected species - bonus!!
- I would be an Emu because (like me) they don't conform and they are proud to be weird: they can't fly and can't walk backwards; but boy they give the other animals a run for their money.
The winner was selected thanks to random.org and Congratulations go to:
Debbie's answer was: I admire the tenacious little northern chickadee so would pick that. Debbie also Tweeted the competition and follows Carpe Librum via Google Friend Connect, giving her three entries in the competition.
Debbie, please email me your postal address in the next three weeks to claim your prize. If the prize is unclaimed, a new winner will be drawn. Thanks to everybody who entered and to Allen & Unwin for supplying the book.