Book of Curious Birds
Jennifer Cossins
Publisher: Hachette Australia
ISBN: 9780734420473
Awards Year: 2022
Category: Eve Pownall Award


Birds are curious creatures. From their unusual appearance to their unique behaviour, they really are one of the most fascinating species in the animal kingdom.

In this book you'll find colourful feathers alongside peculiar beaks, beady eyes and funny-coloured feet. You'll read of dangerous birds, clever birds, fast birds, awkward birds, silly birds, massive birds and tiny birds. You'll laugh at their odd hairdos, marvel at their remarkable hunting skills and admire their wild mating dances. Most of all, you'll learn that birds are awesome and deserve our love, care and respect.

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The CBCA judges say...

Lifecycles, behaviours and the conservation status of birds are presented in this high-quality reference book. The author helpfully cites the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) as her reference, which readers can then explore for themselves. inclusion of a contents page and glossary are useful. Beautiful illustrations dominate each well-organised double-page spread including eye catching endpapers. The facts vary for each species, relating mainly to individual peculiarities. The language is clear and a variety of different fonts and colours are used to present sections of the text, which not only helps in dividing the different types of information, maintaining rhythm and flow, but will also impact how a reader relates to the text. The imaginative presentation of this topic will engage all readers, young and old.

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