Tuesday, 16 July 2013
Lyrebird by Jackie Kerin
Lyrebird by Jackie Kerin has been shortlisted for the CBCA Eve Pownall Award for information book this year.
It's based on the true story of Edith Wilkinson and James the lyrebird - the first lyrebird to be broadcast on radio!
I found the story itself to be a little flat. But the illustrations are lovely. The bio blurb at the back of the book is fascinating.
You can also watch a youtube video (below) produced by Kerin & Malcolm McKinnon that uses photographs & old footage of James and Edith.
It is quite delightful and gives the book an extra something special that would be great for schools to use.
You can also check out my other CBCA related posts here.