Chris Humfrey's Awesome Australian Animals

Chris Humfrey's Awesome Australian Animals

A First Book of Beautiful Bird Songs

The best bird voices from around the world


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By Fred Van Gessel
Format Board book
Book Size 152 x 195 x 16 mm (H x W x D)
Imprint Reed New Holland
Release Date 24/05/2022
Subject Classification Picture books, activity books & early learning material / Interactive & activity books & packs / Novelty, toy & die-cut books / Sound story, noisy books, musical books

Listening to birds singing is said to improve mood and boost positive feelings and even health. So what could be better than this collection of 12 remarkable bird songs from around the world, which can be played at the touch of a button. It doesn’t matter you’re five years old or eighty-five, listening to our feathered friends will open your eyes to a whole new world that lives all around us. This beautifully illustrated sound guide is the perfect way to introduce both children and adults, and especially families, to the wonders of bird song.

Each of the species covered – Little Spotted Kiwi, Brolga, King Penguin, Helmeted Hornbill, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Tui, Golden Whistler, Vinous-throated Parrotbill, Wood Thrush, Blue Rock-thrush, Common Nightingale and Song Sparrow – has a short description explaining some fascinating facts about that bird, plus a handful of beautiful colour photographs illustrating the subject. Then uniquely, and separating this title from other bird song books, the reader can then press the relevant button on the panel on the side of the book and a burst of the bird’s song will be played via the built-in speaker.


This product contains button cell batteries (LR44) which are dangerous. If swallowed consult a doctor immediately. Different types of batteries (ie: alkaline or zinc) or new and used batteries are not to be mixed. Batteries are to be inserted with the correct polarity. Exhausted batteries are to be removed from the product. Batteries should never be left in the product when not in use for long periods of time. This product contains batteries and electronics that may be harmful to the environment; they should not be discarded with normal household waste but taken to your local collection centre for recycling. ADULT ASSEMBLY REQUIRED Battery removal and installation instructions: With a screwdriver, remove the battery compartment fixing screw and slide out. Insert new button cell batteries (2 x LR44) as shown in the polarity diagram (+/+) on the battery compartment cover. Replace the battery compartment cover, replace and tighten the fixing screw. Small components may present a choking hazard.

Fred van Gessel

Highly respected author Fred van Gessel has been recording the bird sounds of Australia for more than 40 years, building up a huge knowledge of the subject during that time. His previous books include Backyard Bird Sounds for Reed New Holland.