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Sep 04 2015

Bonny grows her feathers and learns to fly by Angela Robertson-Buchanan

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Wild Dog Books, 2015. ISBN 9781742033693
(Ages 4+) Highly recommended. This is the story of Bonny, a rainbow lorikeet who fell out of her nest, was rescued and cared for and then released back into the wild. Award-winning photographer Angela Robertson-Buchanan has put together this superb book filled with stunning photographs of Bonny's growth. Written in diary form, the text gives information about Bonny's progress at different points from Day 1 to Day 90; these are in simple, plain language and the typeface is large and clear. Interspersed throughout the book are small chunks of further, general information about rainbow lorikeets; these pages have a different coloured background to help distinguish them from Bonnie's journey.
A great addition to any non-fiction collection, young children will love learning about rainbow lorikeets and life cycles with this title. A nice one to use alongside Jeremy by Chris Faille as it follows a very similar format.
Nicole Smith-Forrest

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