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THE BUSH BIRDS - Lift The Flap Children's Bird Book by Bridget Farmer


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Lift the flap on each page and discover more about 12 native Australian birdsIncluded on the notables list for the CBCA (Children's Book Council of Australia) 2022 book awards [See More...]


The Bush Birds consists of twelve riddles for readers to guess which Australian native bird, commonly found in open forests or woodlands, is being depicted. Lift the hidden flap on each double page to find out the answer. These birds are maybe a bit less well known than the twelve birds in my first book, Kookaburra Kookaburra. But I hope that by interacting with the riddles and illustrations readers will soon familiarise themselves with these beautiful birds and find enjoyment in seeking them out while out on their bushwalks.

Suitable for ages 2 to 10. Young children will enjoy being read to and finding the lift the flaps, older children might enjoy answering the riddles and the more detailed info at the back. 

Information about each bird can be found at the back, as well as a few tips for birding and helping with identifying your spottings!

The illustrations are all created from dry point etchings which have been hand coloured with watercolour paints.

This book is self published using my own publishing label - Black Cockatoo Books

I also have a CARD GAME to go with this book.

Birds included in this book - White-browed Scrubwren, Red-browed Finch, White-winged Chough, Spotted Pardalote, Diamond Firetail, Scarlet Robin, Grey Shrikethrush, Brown Treecreeper, Golden Whistler, Dusky Woodswallow, White-plumed Honeyeater, Fantailed Cuckoo.

Included on the notables list for the CBCA (Children's Book Council of Australia) 2022 book awards!

PLEASE NOTE - If you'd like to buy both the book and game see my COMBO DEAL



Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews
Jenny Heppell
A lovely gift for a child

this is a perfect gift for a little person who lives in the bush and would see a lot of these birds. It will help her to identify them by name. Absolutely beautiful illustrations.

Gayhl Molloy
The bush birds

Another wonderful book
Beautifully illustrated

Wonderful book

This is the second copy I have got of this lovely book,looking forward to purchasing the new one .


I am genuinely so impressed by the quality and thought put into the creation of this stunning book. Absolute art in every page, engaging poetry and it’s like a little game to remember the birds name each time we read. A family favourite from the moment it came out of the gorgeous packaging on arrival.

Susanna Melkonian
Bush Bird book

Beautifully written and presnted

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