This boldly illustrated work from Indigenous creator Helen Milroy celebrates the birds in our backyards. From laughing kookaburras to prancing mudlarks, this is a fun and lively read for the very young.
'It's the bold-patterned and beautifully colourful illustrations that strikingly bring the book together, from the detailed endpapers to each inviting spread.' Books+Publishing
'A vibrant cacophony of birdsong practically rings out from this colourful picture book populated by the wondrous native birds living in our backyards.' Readings
'Helen's illustrations have a depth and whimsy about them that immediately draws the reader into her world, the bold colours and design reflecting the artist's indigenous heritage.' Early Picture Books
WOMBAT, MUDLARK & OTHER STORIES
From a falling star to a lonely whale, an entertaining lizard to an enterprising penguin, these Indigenous stories are full of wonder, adventure and enduring friendships. Told in the style of traditional teaching stories, these animal tales take young readers on adventures of self-discovery and fulfilment.
'This charming book serves to both entertain and educate, and will provide a wonderful platform for discussion, art and imaginative play.' writingWA
'This delightful collection of eight stories shows animals as protagonists and heroes, and elements of nature (rocks, trees, moons) as possessing personalities and feelings ... these simple and direct stories demonstrate huge amounts of emotional intelligence.' Readings
'Each of the eight stories gives new life to a tale of the environment, helping readers see how each can apply not only to the animals but also the people who inhabit this country.' ReadPlus
'The themes of the book are universal for kids anywhere, encouraging them to feel proud of their imagination, energy, optimism, emotional intelligence and family connections.' Fremantle Herald
'Tales from the Bush Mob' is a series of books about the Bush Mob, a group of animals that works together to solve problems. A rich landscape of characters and places populate this series and include Platypus, Koala, Emu, Wombat, Kookaburra,
Echidna, Kangaroo and Gusto, the wind. Places include Willy Wagtail’s Tree, Dingo’s Den, Old Billabong, Bird Meeting Place, Cockatoo’s Nesting Trees, Top Camp and Emu Race Track.
Willy-willy Wagtail is the first book in the series and goes back to before Bush Mob get together and nobody understands each other – and there are lots of fights. One day there is a terrible bush fire and Willy Wagtail, Gusto (the wind) and Crow get all the Bush Mob to work together to save the community. For the first time, everyone understands each other and Dingo takes charge and leads all the animals to safety. Dingo is now Boss Dog and is head of the Bush Council, with Willy Wagtail and Crow – the Bush Mob is formed.