Both Books - The Beach Birds and The Bush Birds
About The Bush Birds
Recently included on the notables list for the CBCA (Children's Book Council of Australia) 2022 book awards!
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..
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 new CARD GAME to go with this book (see separate listing.) Please note this card game has slightly different dimensions to the Kookaburra Kookaburra game as it is part of a different range. The Bush Birds will be the first of a series.
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.
About The Beach Birds
The same format as The Bush Birds, this time exploring 12 birds found on Australian beaches, estuaries and other coastal areas.
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.