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Wednesday 15 May 2013

Review: Don't Let a Spoonbill in the Kitchen!

With their spoon-shaped bills, it would make sense that a Spoonbill bird would be right at home in the kitchen… or would it?

In this fun ‘What if?’ story, well known author/illustrator Narelle Oliver introduces six different Australian water birds and wonders what would happen if they were placed in human settings instead of their natural habitat.

With detailed linocut and collage illustrations, this enjoyable story is ideal to read aloud thanks to the rhythm and rhyme of the text. Children will love the chaotic results when the birds are taken out of their natural environment.

Fun to read at home, Don’t let a Spoonbill in the Kitchen would also make a great classroom resource as way to spark discussions about features and adaptations that make animals particularly suited to some environments, but not others.

Title: Don't Let a Spoonbill in the Kitchen!
Author/Illustrator: Narelle Oliver
Publisher: Scholastic, $24.99 RRP
Publication Date: March 2013
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 9781862919310
For ages: 4 - 7
Type: Picture Book