Both Books - Kookaburra Kookaburra and The Bush Birds
This listing is for two books - one of each of my children's bird books!
Kookaburra Kookaburra and The Bush Birds.
Both these books also have card games which you can purchase in separate listings.
About The Bush Birds
Recently included on the notables list for the CBCA (Childrens Book Council of Australia) 2022 book awards!
The Bush Birds, written, illustrated and published by moi, Bridget Farmer, 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 Kookaburra Kookaburra
Starting with the Kookaburra in the early morning and finishing with a goodnight from the boobook owl this book will take your child on a journey of Australian birdlife discovery!
With 12 original lino printed illustrations of much loved Australian birds each one accompanied by a short rhyme to help children identify and engage with the birdlife around them.
The birds featured are -
Superb Fairy Wren
Eastern Yellow Robin
New Holland Honeyeater
Sulphur Crested Cockatoo
At the back of the book is a little bit of info about each bird.
A card game to accompany the book is also available.
Praise for Kookaburra Kookaburra -
"So excited to receive the beautiful Kookaburra Kookaburra book and card game today! I played a 'go fish' style game and 'snap' with my 6 y.o. at bedtime and she practiced reading the names or if unsure described the features of the bird - it was beautiful!"
"Just to say how impressed we are with Kookaburra Kookaburra. Beautiful layout, fantastic art and really well written."
"Received our copy of Kookaburra Kookaburra by Bridget Farmer, the children and I adore the illustrations."
"A truly amazing book, everything about it is perfect. Love it!"