Title: Bush Birds
Author & Illustrator: Helen Milroy
Published: April 2023
Publisher: Fremantle Press
Readership: Children (Picturebook)
I received a copy of Bush Birds from the publisher for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Little birds, big birds, all different kinds. How many bush birds can you find?
From curious blue wrens to booming emus, and from feasting lorikeets to eagles soaring, Bush Birds by Helen Milroy is a fun and lively read with bold illustrations designed to celebrate the birds in our bush.
BUSH BIRDS is a fantastic new picturebook by Helen Milroy and published by Fremantle Press. It’s a celebration of Australian birdlife, with bold colours and simple (but powerful) text.
What I love about it:
It is full of gorgeous, vibrant illustrations
It has simple text that introduces Australian bush birds to a younger audience
How I would use it in the classroom:
It’s a great read aloud to share and enjoy the reading experience
It links to native wildlife, making it perfect for inquiry learning opportunities
It features the great use of verbs and can be used in F/K-2 when identifying or beginning to use verbs in their writing, especially for Writer’s Notebook lessons
It has some rich vocab that can be drawn out and used a mentor text for students’ own writing