Busy Beaks; Sarah Allen
Australia is teeming with beautiful birds and you will find plenty of them in this wonderfully colourful celebration of our feathered friends.
From screeching cockatoos to the unmistakable laugh of the kookaburra, the colourful mob of rainbow lorikeets to the solitary soaring eagle, the fatherly touch of an emu to the motherly nurturing of the pink robin. Busy Beaks is the perfect introduction to the brilliant birds that call Australia home…
In Busy Beaks readers are invited to spend a day with the unique birds of Australia. We are woken by cockatoos and magpies, meet pelicans fishing for breakfast and witness tired tawny frogmouths drift off to sleep. Galahs forage for food on the ground whilst an eagle soars high overhead. Late afternoon sees birds flying home to roost for the evening. Rose-crowned fruit-doves attend to a bit of grooming whilst little penguins begin their march from sea to sand dunes. As the moon rises and weary birds drift off to sleep, the powerful owl rises from its slumber and has the last word, “Hoo-hooo.”
This is an absolutely gorgeous book. The birds are stunning and their vibrant colours and plumage will provide endless hours of fascination. Each bird is given its common name and it's scientific name for those that like to learn. A ‘Facts and Feathers’ section finishes things off which includes a miniature illustration of each bird that is complemented with additional facts. All of this is sandwiched in-between the most beautiful of endpapers that feature a fabulous collection of eggs of all different shapes, sizes and patterns.
Sarah Allen has produced something very, very special that deserves to be in every school, home and library.
Recommended for 5+.
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