van Gessel, Fred
Whether you’re 5 or 85 years old, it’s never too late to get to know the wildlife in your own backyard and learning their songs and calls will open your eyes to a whole new world. From twittering scrubwrens to growling possums, this beautifully illustrated sound guide is the perfect way to introduce both children and adults to the wonders of garden wildlife. Listening to the sounds of nature is said to improve your mood and boost positive feelings and even health. So what could be better than this collection of 12 remarkable backyard wildlife sounds, which can be played at the touch of a button. The species covered are – Crimson Rosella, Shining Bronze Cuckoo, White-browed Scrubwren, Magpie-lark, Red-eyed Tree Frog, Brown Tree Frog, Rocket Frog, Common Brushtail Possum, Southern Brown Bandicoot, Green Katydid, Black Prince Cicada and Brown Bunyip Cicada – has a short description explaining some fascinating facts about that creature, plus a handful of beautiful colour photos illustrating the subject. Then uniquely and separating this from other similar titles, the reader can press the relevant button on the panel on the side of the book and a burst of the sound will be played via the built-in speaker. The book is great fun for all the family and perfect for helping to foster an interest in the amazing wildlife that lives around us. All in all this is a title will appeal to anyone, young or old, who enjoys the natural world and listening to the sounds of nature.
Reed New Holland, December 2022. 24 pages, board book.
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