Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Jeremy by Chris Faille

Jeremy is one of my favourite CBCA shortlisted books this year.

It's nominated for the Eve Pownall Information Book award - but this is non-fiction at its lightest.

Based on a true story, Jeremy is a baby kookaburra that has fallen out of his nest.

In the style of Sebastian Lives in a Hat, Jeremy is raised lovingly by humans in their home. He becomes a part of the family as we casually learn about what he eats, watch him as he grows and learns to fly.

Jeremy is beautifully & affectionately illustrated by Danny Snell. Each page is designed simply and cleanly, drawing the eye to Jeremy each time.

The end papers are lined with kookaburra facts - for instance, did you know that the kookaburra laugh is not actually laughing at us silly humans, but marking his territory instead?!

3 comments:

  1. How adorable: I'm judging the book by its cover, again. I'm going to look this one up in our library to see if we have it.

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    1. In this case Ruth, the cover IS indicative of the book! Adorable from start to finish :-)

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    2. it is not available at this time in my library system. But I'll check again in the near future .

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