ISBN: 978-0-646-81347-9

Second Edition: Improved & Enlarged.

  • A beautiful introduction to our Australian birds and their interesting and peculiar 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.

  • Simple easy reading text targets a reading age of 8 years to adult. A book that continues to be enjoyed by all ages.

  • Parents can read and discuss it with their younger children, reading a bird a day, with over 100 colourful photos explaining the text.

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

  • Helpful life skills are gleaned and shared from the behaviour of each bird. 

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

  • 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 know more About The Author click here.

The Noisy Miner teaches  How to Deal with Bullies.

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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.’

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22 comments on “BirdBook1Info

  1. Hello Ashley,

    My signed copy of the 2nd edition of your beautiful book arrived earlier this month and it has been a real joy to read from cover to cover. The first edition was wonderful and the updated photos and additional birds & life lessons make this version even better.

    While the target audience may be intended for young adults, I feel the lessons apply to all ages – including adults. The messages are universal and I believe everyone can relate regardless of country we live in. Many of the “bird lessons” especially ring true given the current global situation, and I believe readers will appreciate even more the lessons that our avian friends teach us.

    I sincerely wish you continued success with the book and that others will enjoy it as much as I have.

    Warm wishes from a fellow bird lover in Japan,

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  2. 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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  3. 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:-)


  4. 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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