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What Birds Teach Us:  targeting children: 8 + years.

A unique and colourful introduction to Australia’s popular birds, featuring over 100 beautiful photos along with their interesting behaviours. This book has an added feature, in that each bird teaches a helpful life lesson that will assist in the reader’s personal development and their ability to make wise life choices.

Flight of a Fledgling: targeting teens & young adults: 15 + years.

Australia’s birds are again used to highlight important life skills for teenagers and young adults, preparing to leave the Nest and launch out into the world. It touches on issues such as identity, relationships, understanding ourselves and many others, with wisdom gleaned from the birds. It also features beautiful bird photos to help explain the text.

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If you would like to learn more about our Australian birds and what we can learn from them, why not Follow the Author’s Weekly Birding Blog and receive a weekly email. Learn more about our interesting birds and how we can learn from them. This will supplement your purchase of the book: Click here and submit your email in the [Follow this Blog]  Button at the top right hand side of the page.


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“What Birds Teach Us” – Second Edition: Improved & Enlarged


 ISBN: 978-0-646-81347-9

  • A beautiful introduction to our Australian birds and their interesting and behaviours,with the unique feature of learning helpful life skills from each bird.

  • The book features over 100 colour photos of 37 popular Australian birds with  some very rare captures to help explain the text and assist young readers to identify their native birds.

  • Simple easy reading text targets a reading age of 8 years to adult. A book that continues to be enjoyed by all ages.  Click on the thumbnail photos below to read samples of the text:

  • Parents can read and discuss it with their younger children, reading a bird a day, with over 100 colourful photos explaining the text. A great opportunity for parents to interact with their children.

  • Helpful life skills are gleaned and shared from the behaviour of each bird.  Click on photos to enlarge and get a crisper view.

Learn to be a faithful friend like the Rainbow Lorikeet.

 

Learn to be a good listener like the Superb Lyrebird.

  • Relevant to the Primary School aged child’s current life context, and deals with issues pertinent to growing children, such as the importance of trust, obedience, faithfulness, punctuality, effective listening and dealing with bullies. Many aspects complement the Primary School Personal Development and Health curriculum.

  • Especially helpful to Home Schooled children, as a reader and educational tool which includes important aspects for the personal health, (physical, metal and emotion development) of the child.

  • If you would like to read some reviews of the book: Click here.

  • If you would like to know more about the Author: Click here.

Learn to deal with bullies like the Noisy Miner.

In Summary: The author has been told by parents and teachers, including the book’s publisher and home-school mothers,  that this book has been a wonderful learning tool for their children, teaching them about nature and helpful ways to improve their lives. During the 2020 Covid, the author has received several photos of children tracing from the photos of the birds and colouring them in. They tell me their child gets excited when they see a bird they can identify from reading the book, and can recall what they learnt about the bird.

A Unique and Beautiful Gift Idea


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  • IMPORTANT: Make sure you include your current residential address when asked during the billing process so your purchase can be posted to you by Australia Post.
  • If you are sending the book to an address that is NOT your own: during the payment process there is an option you can choose to include a different Shipping Address to your Billing Address: simply click the [ √ ]  next to Ship to my residential address and a drop down box will appear for you to add a Shipping Address, different to your own.
  • If you want to purchase more than one book, please contact the author by email with the details of your request:  ashley@aussiebirder.com
  • If book signing is required please leave a message in PayPal ‘Instructions to Merchant‘ box OR  email the author with instructions as to what you want written: ashley@aussiebirder.com
  • Click on ONLY ONE of the  Buy Now buttons below to make your purchase where you will then be given the option to use your PayPal account OR Credit Card [choose Pay with Card option].

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The prices are in Australian Dollars (AUD).
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Please allow 10 – 14 days for delivery.


Thank you for purchasing this book. Please return later to write a comment or review of the book in the Comments section at the foot of this page or send an email. Click here to Comment.

If you would like to learn more about our Australian birds and what we can learn from them, why not Follow the Author’s Weekly Birding Blog and receive a weekly email. Learn more about our interesting birds and how we can learn from them. This will supplement your purchase of the book: Click here and submit your email in the [Follow this Blog]  Button at the top right hand side of the page.


Privacy Policy: No personal information submitted either via secure PayPal or by other forms of contact is shared with any other party, but kept in strictest confidence and only used for the purpose it was submitted (i.e. contacting client and mailing purchases).


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“Flight of a Fledgling” : Growing Up and Leaving Home.


ISBN: 978-0-646-83070-4

  • A Unique and colourful presentation carefully crafted, combining beautiful photos of Australia amazing birds and their interesting lives, to assist teens and young adults, as they leave the Nest and launch out alone into the world. The book aims to assist the reader to better understand themselves, improve their relationships and encourage wise life choices for a happy and healthy life.
  • The author from his own personal experiences growing up, has realised the need to help many  of our  youth  who struggle with life issues, and are often unaware and unprepared for the what is required to live an enjoyable and successful life. We can all benefit from a helping hand.
  • The author holds an Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy, which he combines with his knowledge and study of bird behaviour, to bring to the reader a non confrontational, lighter self-help approach which is easy to understand and receive.
    To learn more about the author Click here.
  • The book also gives the reader a better understanding of our native birds, and their very interesting lives, often sharing the latest research, and rare photos to illustrate the text, linking this to how we do life.
  • At the end of the book there are two pages of citations to assist the reader in finding out more information on relevant issues raised in the text. Many of the citations are internet website pages, making for easy inexpensive access. The books mentioned and quoted from may be helpful reading for the young adult in gaining better life skills.
  • In summary: When the reader has read this book they will not only know more about their native birds, but will have useful tools to assist them to navigate their way to a more healthier and happier life, when they leave the Nest.  This is an ideal and very practical gift for a parent, auntie, uncle or grandparent to purchase for a teen finishing school or university and a young couple in relationship.

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  • >Postage and packaging is included in the one price.
  • IMPORTANT: Make sure you include your current residential address when asked during the billing process so your purchase can be posted to you by Australia Post.
    • If you are sending the book to an address that is NOT your own: during the payment process there is an option you can choose to include a different Shipping Address to your Billing Address: simply click the [ √ ]  next to Ship to my residential address and a drop down box will appear for you to add a Shipping Address, different to your own.
  • If you want to purchase more than one book, please contact the author by email with the details of your request: ashley@aussiebirder.com
  • If book signing is required please leave a message in PayPal ‘Instructions to Merchant‘ box OR email the author with instructions as to what you want written: ashley@aussiebirder.com
  • Click on ONLY ONE of the  Buy Now buttons below to make your purchase where you will then be given the option to use your PayPal account OR Credit Card [choose Paywith Card option].

For purchases to be mailed to Australian Postcodes.

 

Click on the button below to pay $30 AUD to purchase ONE (1) Book:

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For purchases to be mailed Outside Australia to countries other than Australia. (e.g. USA)

 

Click on the button below to pay $48 AUD to purchase ONE (1) Book:

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The prices are in Australian Dollars (AUD).

Click here to convert  from Australian dollars to your currency.

Please allow 10 – 14 days for delivery.


Thank you for purchasing these books. Please return later to write a comment or review of the book in the Comments section at the foot of this page or send an email: Click here to Comment.

If you would like to learn more about our Australian birds and what we can learn from them, why not Follow the Author’s Weekly Birding Blog and receive a weekly email. Learn more about our interesting birds and how we can learn from them. This will supplement your purchase of the book Click here and submit your email in the [Follow this Blog]  Button at the top right hand side of the page.


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About the Author

William ‘Ashley’ Hewson resides in Sydney, Australia as a husband, father and grandfather, and has spent most of his life working in medical science laboratories, from which he has recently retired. Ashley’s wife also shares his love of observing and studying bird behaviour as well as  photographing Australia’s beautiful birds. They often go out together on birding dates, which he shares in his weekly blog posts on his website.

Ashley has united his birding passion and his photography with his passion for lifestyle and family counselling (Adv. Dip. of  Counselling & Family Therapy) to author two unique books in which he integrates his photography with helpful life skills learnt from the behaviour of  popular  Australian birds.

Ashley is aware, from his own childhood experiences, of the need to encourage and assist the healthy development of our young people in making wise life choices. He hosts a website and  weekly blog  which also complements his book and shares additional information.

Due to the sell-out success of his first edition of “What Birds Teach Us” he was asked to produce an even better second edition which is both improved and enlarged, addressing the current concerns of the child in its formative years. This book has received many positive reviews and comments and continues to be his legacy, originally written for his four grandchildren and now for all young people.

Ashley has also written a second book “Flight of a Fledgling” Growing Up and Leaving Home, dedicated to his three adult children. This book due to be released early 2021, will address important personal and relational considerations for teens and young adults, as they prepare to leave The Nest and navigate their lives in the world. 


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 Check Out Some of the Reviews of the Book “What Birds Teach Us”

Click on this link to read an independent review from another Australian wildlife blogger.

Click on this link to read a review from an American blogger who has purchased the book from this website.

 >>> You can add your own Review or Comment  at the foot of this page  or email the author at: ashley@aussiebirder.com


If you would like to learn more about our Australian birds and what we can learn from them, why not Follow the Author’s Weekly Birding Blog and receive a weekly email. Learn more about our interesting birds and how we can learn from them. This will supplement your purchase of the book Click here and submit your email in the [Follow this Blog]  Button at the top right hand side of the page.


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Places where you can Buy the Beautiful Bird Books

Listed below are the current places where you can purchase these books, 

should you not choose to purchase on this website.

 

The books can be purchased in shop or online from Koorong Books  at any of their 14 stores throughout Australia.


  ⇒ NSW National Parks Visitor Centres 

The Royal National Park Visitor Centre, Audley, NSW. [see above photo]

Sea Acres Rainforest Centre, Port Macquarie, NSW.

Minnamurra Rainforest Centre, Jambaroo, NSW.

Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, Dorrigo, NSW.

The Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre, Baradine, NSW.

The Blue Mountains Heritage Centre, Blackheath, NSW.

Fitzroy Falls Visitor and Information Centre, Fitzroy Falls, NSW.

Snowy Region Visitor Centre, Jindabyne NSW 

Warrumbungle Visitor Centre, Warrumbungle NSW (near Coonabarabran)


  ⇒ Bookshops, Gift Shops, Local Visitor Information Centres

      and Miscellaneous Businesses.

Towns are listed in alphabetical order for easier  accessibility.

Acton ACT The Botanical Bookshop, Australian National Botanic Gardens

Armidale NSW The Reader’s Companion

Ballina NSWThe Book Warehouse

Belconnen, ACT Book Passion

Blackheath NSW RAVI Boutique

Bondi NSW Harry Hartog Bookseller – Bondi

Broome, WA Broome Bird Observatory

Canungra, QLD O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat Gift Shop

Collector, NSW Kiki’s in the Grove

Cowra NSW Cowra Japanese Garden

Dubbo NSW The Book Connection

Dungog NSW Sassafras Dungog

Eden NSW Eden Visitor Information Centre

Erina NSW Book Face Books

Forster NSW Forster Visitor Information Centre

Goulburn NSW Argyle Book Emporium

Grafton NSW The Book Warehouse

Hurstville, NSW Ormonde Dental Surgery

Kiama NSW The Kiama Visitor Information Centre

Kotara NSW Harry Hartog Bookseller – Kotara

Leichhardt NSW Berkelouw Books – Leichhardt

Leura NSW Megalong Books

Lismore NSW The Book Warehouse 

Lithgow NSW A Reader’s Heaven

Macquarie Park NSW Harry Hartog Booksellers – Macquarie

Miranda NSW Harry Hartog Booksellers – Miranda

Mittagong NSW Destination Southern Highlands

Mona Vale NSW   Berkelouw Books – Mona Vale

 Mudgee NSW Mainly Mudgee Gifts

Parkes ACT The National Library Bookshop

Parkes NSW Parkes Visitor Information Centre

Ultimo NSW Powerhouse Museum Retail Shop

Wagga Wagga NSW Gateway Bookshop

 Jesse discovers his Pa’s book in

the Royal National Park Visitor Centre


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To Contact Author: ashley@aussiebirder.com

W. A. Hewson (Adv. Dip. Counselling & Family Therapy).

‘To introduce people to our unique Australian birds,

So we can learn from them how to live a healthy and happy life.’

NOTE: All photos, videos and music used on this website are photographed, composed, performed  by the site owner and remains his copyrighted property, unless otherwise stated. The use of any material that is not original material of the site owner is duly acknowledged as such. © W. A. Hewson 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021.

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