A Busy Day for Birds

By Lucy Cousins

Peck, hop, flap and make some noise in this story full of colour, rhyme and feathered friends!

Flap your wings, fly up high, open your beak and sing in this fun action rhyme story about fantastical birds by multi-award-winning author Lucy Cousins. "Can you imagine ... just for one day ... you're a busy bird? Yes, a bird! Hooray!" Can you stand on one leg like a flamingo or waddle like a penguin? How about say "cock-a-doodle-doo!", "tuwit-tuwoo" and even "tra-la-la"? What a busy day you will have! A bouncy read-aloud book to be enjoyed; beautifully illustrated with bold, bright colours and packed with all sorts of wild and wonderful birds!

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 2+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406367607
  • Published: 02 Feb 2017
  • Price: £11.99
  • Size: 300 x 260 mm
  • Pages: 40

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Customer reviews


'Every spread though is an invitation to children, not only to delight in her vibrant portraits of some feathered friends but also to create some of their own, using their bodies, with paints, crayons, collage materials, modelling clay, dough or anything else they can think of. And then, there are all the various bird sounds too. They’ll most definitely relish spreading their wings and trying some swooping like these spotty fliers.' Red Reading Hub

'“Beautifully illustrated with bold, bright colours and packed with all sorts of bold, bright colours and packed with all sorts of wild and wonderful birds […] the perfect read-aloud book to be enjoyed by young and old […]”' Surrey Advertiser

'“Best-selling Lucy Cousins‘s boldly drawn birds inspire the imagination as she illustrates the wonderful things that different kinds of birds can do. Lively, colourful birds fill each page beautifully as she illustrates them flying, hopping, pecking, swooping, singing and running in a charming book that leads perfectly to bedtime.” – February 2017 Book of the Month' LoveReading, Julia Eccleshare

'“[…] a picture book aviary of brilliantly painted plumage. Full of funny instructions (“Say ‘Hello, darling!’ Then swoop like a starling”), it’s a riotous, interactive, zingingly colourful book – perfect to share with the very young.”' The Guardian

'“This fantastically bold book will have little ones jumping, flapping, swooping and singing along as they learn all about these beautiful feathered friends.”' Little London

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