Busy Beaks
Sarah Allen
Publisher: Affirm Press
ISBN: 9781925972948
Awards Year: 2021
Category: The Book of the Year: Early Childhood
Judge's Critique
Delightful illustrations that are bold, vibrant, and captivatingly accurate depict twenty-five Australian birds in this engaging book for young readers. The excellent endpaper design depicts a range of different eggs which readers may enjoy matching to the featured birds. The simple text allows the story to flow, with the 'Facts & Feathers’ section at the end providing more detail for further discussion. Also included is the scientific name of each bird. This book is a joyous celebration of Australian birds providing age-appropriate information.