The Beach Birds consists of twelve riddles for readers to guess which Australian native bird, commonly found on beaches, estuaries and coastal areas, is being depicted. Lift the hidden flap on each double page to find out the answer. I hope that by interacting with the riddles and illustrations readers will soon familiarise themselves with these beautiful birds and find enjoyment in seeking them out while at the beach.
Suitable for ages 2 to 10. Young children will enjoy being read to and finding the lift the flaps, older children might enjoy answering the riddles and the more detailed info at the back.
Information about each bird can be found at the back, as well as a few tips for birding and helping with identifying your spottings!
The illustrations are all created from dry point etchings which have been hand coloured with watercolour paints.
This book is self published using Bridget's own publishing label - Black Cockatoo Books
There's also a card game to go with this book (see separate listing.)
About the Author
Bridget Farmer is a printmaker from country Victoria. Originally from Ireland, her fascination with birds stems from her mother and grandmother. Upon arriving in Australia, Bridget discovered a new array of native birds and her passion for watching, learning about and drawing birds was renewed. She is inspired by the natural world at her doorstep.