Friday, October 28, 2011
RIA THE RECKLESS WRYBILL written by Jane Buxton, illustrated by Jenny Cooper
This is a lovely book, which is brought to life by the wonderful watercolour illustrations of Jenny Cooper.
According to Ria's parents, the most important a young wrybill must learn is how to stay still and silent whenever a predator is near. But Ria is a reckless wrybill, and she doesn't want to stay hidden in the river stones. The wrybill or ngatuparore is an endangered native bird that breeds on riverbeds in Canterbury and Otago. It is the only bird in the world with a bill that is bent sideways. Children will love this lively story about a feisty native bird.