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              ISBN: 978-0-646-81347-9

Second Edition: Improved & Enlarged.

Due to the sell-out success of the 1st Edition, it is followed by an Updated, Improved and Enlarged 2nd Edition.

A Beautiful Inexpensive Gift That Will Go On Giving for Many Years.

A unique and beautifully illustrated book featuring photos of popular Australian birds and their characteristics from which valuable life skills are gleaned, to assist people in making good life choices. Targets reading skills: 8 years to adult. This is a book for all ages and is written to target reading skills of ages 8 years to adult, so anyone can enjoy it. Parents can read and discuss it with their younger children.

The Rainbow Lorikeet teaches the importance of being a faithful partner and friend.

Over 100 colour bird photos, some quite unique and rare captures, set in a 80 page presentation, featuring 37 of Australia’s popular birds with easy reading text in glossy, soft covered  A4 format. This book is an investment in your child’s emotional, physical, social and mental development. It will assist in giving them a heads up for an enjoyable and fulfilling life.

The Superb Lyrebird teaches the importance of being a good listener.

This book contains no religious content, and may be enjoyed by all cultures and beliefs. It employs personal and family counselling skills relevant to the modern life context, with special attention given to Primary School aged children. As an added bonus, is that this book complements  aspects of the Primary School’s Personal DevelopmentHealth and Physical Education (PDHPE) K-6). The additional birds included in the second edition teach life skills currently relevant to many young people today.                   

The Noisy Miner teaches  How to Deal with Bullies.

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 read further reviews in the Comments section at the foot of this page…

If you live in Australia and prefer to purchase through a book or gift shop please see additional information at foot of this page, otherwise proceed to purchase securely here online and know that this is the least expensive option, even with postage.

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IMPORTANT: To purchase your copy of “What The Birds Teach Us” online Please Follow these instructions carefully:

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Even with ever increasing postal charges, buying here online remains the least expensive place to buy your copy compared to most retail shops which sell for $35 and more in Australia.

If you have already purchased the book please leave a brief review or comment in the comments field below.

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If you do not desire purchasing through our secure online facility you can also purchase this book at:

  • NSW National Parks Visitor Centres 

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20 comments on “BirdBook

  1. Ashley, I just got your book in the mail!! I am so excited to be able to really dig into it this week. Just flipping through and reading the table of contents I know it is going to be a gift to myself and family that keeps on giving! Thank you for writing such a unique book. I will be happy to post a review of it on my blog in the next few weeks. God bless you and yours! 🙂

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    • Thanks Jen, I am so glad it arrived, and thanks so much for your encouraging comments. I pray the book will bless your family and also give you some insights into some of our unique Australian birds, which God uses to constantly teach me life lessons. I would be most appreciative for a review, thanks again Jen and richest blessings to you and the family.

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    • Thank you Takami,
      So glad you like my book. I hope you are blessed by my book as you learn about some of our extraordinary Australian birds and the life skills they can teach us all. I am just about to start working on my second book. Have a wonderful week!

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  2. We bought your book at the Oatley West School festival last Sunday and think it is the perfect gift for our 9 year old granddaughter as she chooses which traits she wants to live by and can remember them in relationship to birds. I wonder how many of the birds she can find in the Adelaide Hills!


    • Thanks Deanna I do hope the book blesses your granddaughter. Many of the birds are found in the Adelaide area. We love the Adelaide Hills area for birding, especially the Laratinga Wetlands at Mt Barker, this is a great place for a family picnic. I blogged it and gave their council a thumbs up in 2013. There are Superb Fairy-wrens relatives to the Splendids in the book, Rainbow Lorikeets, Rainbow Bee-eaters in the summer months, maybe Kookaburras,New Holland Honeyeater, Barn Owl,both Wedge-tailed and White-bellied Sea Eagles sometimes, Nankeen Kestrel, Silver Gull, and on the coast the Pacific Gull (which is found down in SA), Australian Raven, Southern ‘white-backed’ Magpie (in the book is our Eastern ‘Black-backed’ Magpie), Peaceful Dove, Black-winged Stilt (wetlands), Red-necked Avocet (wetlands), Glossy Ibis (wetlands), Royal Spoonbill (wetlands), Sacred Kingfisher (wetlands), White-faced Heron (wetlands & coast), Pelican (wetlands and coast), Golden Whistler, and of course Willy Wagtail (this is often the first bird we see when we travel to any state in Australia). Hope this is helpful. A good gift to follow the book is a pair of binoculars (even a children’s pair), though good ones will last them for life. We gave daughters grandchildren a pair each before they traveled around Australia last year, it is great to encourage them to be ‘mindful’ of what is around them, which is often missed and not appreciated by many. Binoculars take birdwatching to another level of appreciation. Enjoy your week:-)


  3. I recently received your book “What Birds Teach Us” and just wanted to thank you for creating such a wonderful book. The photographs are amazing and beautiful. It’s such a clever idea you had to highlight particular traits of each of the birds included and find parallels in our own lives. We can definitely all learn something from these marvellous creatures. This is certainly a book I will treasure and look forward to sharing with the grandkids when they come to visit. Thanks again.


    • Thanks so much Sue for your wonderful review of my book. I am so glad it has blessed you. It is most encouraging to hear comments like this, it is delightfully amazing. Thanks again Sue:-)


    • Thanks Sister Sue for checking out my book promo. We are very close now to printing, just a few more adjustments to be made, I will let everyone know when it is finally in our hands, it certainly has been a process!


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