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Walker Books
01 August 2020
ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- This is the new book in the excellent Nature Stories series of Australian wildlife (previous titles include Dingo; Emu; Big Red Kangaroo) that blends narrative with facts, aimed at younger primary school readers. Illustrated with great energy and realistic representations of the iconic bird, it follows a female Kookaburra as she and her mate defend their territory, hunt for food and raise chicks. A beautiful addition to the range; the illustrations are worth the price of the book alone! Lindy Jones

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An exciting new addition to the narrative nonfiction series Nature Storybooks, about kookaburras.

In the crinkled shadows night-dwellers yawn, day-creatures stretch and Kookaburra laughs. Kook-kook-kook. Kak-kak-kak.

The team behind Dingo is back again with a new addition to the Nature Storybooks series. The kookaburra, perhaps Australia's best-loved bird, is shown in all her glory in a stunning and vivid landscape. Follow along as Kookaburra finds food for her young and goes searching for a nest with her mate.

Full of fun and interesting facts about kookaburras - perfect for nature lovers and budding wildlife scientists.
By:   Claire Saxby
Illustrated by:   Tannya Harricks
Imprint:   Walker Books
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 278mm,  Width: 253mm, 
Weight:   400g
ISBN:   9781760651060
ISBN 10:   1760651060
Series:   Nature Storybooks
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   01 August 2020
Recommended Age:   From 5 to 10 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Claire Saxby lives in Melbourne, Australia and loves her city. She is the bestselling and award-winning author of many books. There Was an Old Sailor (illustrated by Cassandra Allen) won the Society of Children's Book Writes and Illustrators Crystal Kite Award. Big Red Kangaroo and Emu (both illustrated by Graham Byrne) and Koala (illustrated by Julie Vivas) have won numerous awards including the Whitley Award, the Environment Award for Children's Literature, and Children's Book council of Australia (CBCA) Crichton Award. Koala was a CBCA Honour Book. Dingo (illustrated by Tannya Harricks was joint winner of the Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature at the NSW Premier's Literary Award (2019); won the Royal Zoological Society of NSW's Whitley Award (2018); was shortlisted in 2019 for the CBCA New Illustrator Award, and Best Picture Book in the Educational Publishing awards. Kookaburra is a second collaboration between Claire and Tannya Harricks. Tannya Harricks's award-winning art practice draws on her experience in graphic design, illustration, life drawing and textile design. Her oil paintings, for which she has been awarded the Waverley and Hornsby Art Prizes, have been exhibited in Sydney, New Zealand and Florence. She has also been a finalist in many prominent Australian art awards including the Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, Gallipoli Art Prize and the Gold Coast Art Prize. She has previously illustrated Dingo by Claire Saxby and Mallee Sky by Jodi Toering for the Walker Books list. Dingo was joint winner of the Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature at the NSW Premier's Literary Award (2019); won the Royal Zoological Society of NSW's Whitley Award (2018); and was shortlisted in 2019 for the CBCA New Illustrator Award, and Best Picture Book in the Educational Publishing Awards.

Reviews for Kookaburra

delightful and so very interesting for all ages! ... Kookaburra is a keeper & one that will be cherished. * kids.books.we.love - Instagram * the artwork is sublime! It feels like every page is a gorgeous painting where you can see the brushstrokes bringing the natural Australian landscape to life. * NicBookPanda - Instagram *


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