Book review: Australian Birds by Matt Chun
This gorgeous book is by artist Matt Chun. I’ve included this book in my recommendations as not only is it a wonderful gathering of beautiful artworks but it is also a fantastic introduction to facts about Australian birds that is great for children. This would be a valuable book for any library.
The illustrations are so lovely and really capture the personality of each Australian bird. Opposite each artwork is a few paragraphs describing the life, habitat, diet and nests unique to each bird family. It is written in a way that is easy to understand and yet still interesting.
To extend the learning from this book, here are some more suggestions for activities.
- Take notice of the birds around your home and see if you recognise any of them from the book.
- Find some photos of native birds and create your own illustrations.
- What other birds are native to your area? Write a short description about their nest, habitat and diet.
This is a great book for art and science.
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