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"I adore this book! It has everything, empathy, information, rhythm and rhyme, playful (and informative) flaps and a dedication to birdlife which I'm sure readers will be sure to imbibe. I certainly did. Thank you so much for the work that you do. We are very pleased and proud to include your book in our collection." Dr Belle Alderman AM. Emeritus Professor of Children's Literature. Director, National Centre for Australian Children's Literature, University of Canberra.

Next in the series of my Australian bird books is The Beach Birds!

The Beach Birds consists of twelve riddles for readers to guess which Australian native bird, commonly found on beaches, estuaries and coastal areas, is being depicted. Lift the hidden flap on each double page to find out the answer. 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 at the beach.

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 (see separate listing.)  

Birds included in this book - Silver Gull, Crested Tern, Hooded Plover, Eastern Curlew, Pied Cormorant, Pied Oystercatcher, Masked Lapwing, Red-necked Stint, Pacific Gull, White-bellied Sea Eagle, Bar-tailed Godwit and Beach Stone-curlew. 

ISBN 9780645713701

Retail Customers PLEASE NOTE - I also have a COMBO DEAL if you wish to buy the book and game together, see separate listing, as well as other bundle deals.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
sally Elliott
Beach Birds by Bridget Farmer.

A beautiful book. It was a gift and I think it will be a favourite for the children for some time. Lovely illustrations.