A stunningly told, beautifully illustrated and distinctly Australian bedtime story

Sunset beckons. Moon appears, and Tawny Frogmouth stirs. She begins her nightly flight, watching over all the animals nestled down to sleep in the burrows and branches of the beautiful Australian bush.
Australia's native Tawny Frogmouths are often mistaken for owls, are like owls are nocturnal.

This beautiful bedtime book follows the journey of the Tawny Frogmouths as they soar through the skies and through the night ... keeping watch over native fauna as they settle in for their safe slumber.

Creators

Jodi Toering was born in the Mallee at Hopetoun and grew up on a wheat farm outside a small town called Beulah. As a child, she was fascinated with stories, reading on her own well before she went to school. When she didn’t have her nose in a book, Jodi spent her time drawing or writing. In her spare time, Jodi loves creating artworks and spending time on her bush block with her husband, her two beautiful children and the ever-growing menagerie of chickens, ducks, dogs, and rabbits that share their home. Her first book with Walker Books was Mallee Sky (2019).

Tannya Harricks is an award-winning visual artist/painter based in Sydney, Australia. Her paintings are derived from sketches done out in the landscape and brought to life in the studio with intense layers of oil paint and bold, confident brushstrokes. She has exhibited in Sydney for many years and has been awarded the Waverley Art Prize and Hornsby Art Prize. She has also been a finalist in many prominent Australian art awards including the Mosman Art Prize, Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, Muswellbrook Art Prize, Benalla Nude, Gallipoli Art Prize and the Gold Coast Art Prize. She has previously illustrated Dingo, Kookaburra and Mallee Sky.

Reviews

A bush ballad for bedtime, this story of an owl flying over the Australian bush will have readers wanting to read it again as they take in the rhythm of the text.

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