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Friday 17 December 2021

Review: Song Bird Drought Rescue

Rosie (aka Song Bird) is back in her fifth adventure to help save the planet and thwart her evil enemies.

In Drought Rescue, Rosie and her friends, Amy and Ben, are heading to Aunt Matty’s property in the Australian outback to see if they can help Rosie’s aunt deal with the dreadful impacts of severe drought.

But it soon becomes apparent that things aren’t normal in the outback, and Song Bird’s nemesis Destructo may be behind the bad things happening to the land.

But just when Rosie and friends begin to piece things together, Aunt Matty goes missing. Can Rosie and her friends save Aunt Matty, stop Destructo and heal the land?

The Song Bird series is a great junior fiction read for kids who love to make a difference. It encourages kids to stand strong and fight for the things they believe in.

Rosie is a great protagonist — bold and confident. And she has some seriously cool superpowers that kids will adore. Ben and Amy are also the perfect sidekicks, each with their own special skills that support Rosie/Song Bird, proving that super heroes are only as powerful as the support systems that surround them.

There’s lots of cool facts weaved throughout the book too, and the glossary of terms at the beginning of the book helps to set up the information well. Lots to learn and lots to look up after you finish the book.

This story has it all: action, adventure, mystery and even dinosaurs!!!! A real treat for junior adventurers who want to help heal and protect our planet.

Title: Song Bird Drought Rescue
Author: Karen Tyrrell
Publisher: Digital Future Press, $16.95
Publication Date: 29 May 2021
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780648161769
For ages: 7 - 13
Type: Junior Fiction