Author(s): Liliane Parkinson
The interactive bird book you have been waiting for. Beautiful photos, quirky art and QR-codes set this book apart. Birds are not part of the furniture! They are amazing animals with all kinds of special adaptations. They have no teeth, don't sweat and wear feathers. They also lay eggs and spread seeds. Some plants and trees depend on birds for their very existence. Found in every habitat from mountain top to deep ocean, birds have found unique ways to survive. This colourful, interactive book for children aged 8-12 years explores the secret lives of birds. Scan the QR-codes and listen to the birdsongs or check out further resources and bird inspired activities online. The specially designed website is a must for young ornithologists, their parents and their teachers.
Liliane was born in Indonesia, attended school in Invercargill and graduated BA from Otago University. She lived and worked in Wellington then in Auckland and now lives in a rural setting beside a river estuary close to Albany. She writes for adults and children.
Neighbours with feathers Become a bird detective Why can't we fly? Why grow wings? What is it? Scientific groups How naming works What makes a bird a bird? Some birds can't fly How birds get by without teeth Useful avian adaptations More ways to group birds Endemic birds in my neighbourhood Native birds in my neighbourhood Introduced birds in my neighbourhood Index