ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- From the talented team who have given us Mopoke and Koalas Eat Gum Leaves comes another comically dead-pan and amusingly illustrated picture book! We all know kookaburras love to laugh, but there is one who is a very serious fellow indeed. He doesn't get the jokes, and when the incessant cackling gets too much he has to escape, hoping to find a more suitable mob to hang around with. Of course, both he and his friends discover a simple truth… With attractive design and deceptively simple but extremely expressive illustrations, this should put a smile on any reader's face! Lindy Jones
It is no laughing matter when you are the most serious bird in the borough. Kookaburras love to laugh. They laugh when it is sunny, or rainy, or windy. They laugh for no reason at all. When one serious kookaburra decides to flee the jokers, and goes to find a more suitable flock, he finds that perhaps he might just be in the right place after all.