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About the book
  • Published: 1 February 2013
  • ISBN: 9781742755779
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $12.99

Baby Tawnies




A classic tale of spreading your wings, with an Australian twist.

A classic tale of spreading your wings, with an Australian twist.

As darkness falls, two tawny frogmouths fly into the forest to find food.

Far above the ground, Reggie and Lyla are left alone.

But the little tawnies don't plan to stay in the nest . . .


Beautifully hand-crafted illustrations bring this picture book for pre-school readers to life. Includes facts about Australian tawny frogmouths.

  • Pub date: 1 February 2013
  • ISBN: 9781742755779
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $12.99

About the Author

Judy Paulson

Judy is an early childhood teacher with a fine art degree. She has always had a passion for picture books. In 2009 she began to write and illustrate full-time, gleaning her characters from the animals living around her in the hills of Maleny, Queensland. Judy handcrafts her characters and their natural environments, and combines these with photography and the computer to create her picture books. Her first book is Baby Tawnies.


Praise for Baby Tawnies

“Paulson's avian characters are appealing, their adventures suitably targeted at a young audience, and just the right amount of tension is built up as the tiny creatures spread their wings and finally take flight. However, the standout in this book is the illustrations.”

Stephanie Owen Reeder, Canberra Times

“The delightful surprise when this book is opened is when you realise that the illustrations are actually photographs – and everything – tawny frogmouths, the trees and nests are made of appliquéd felt and pipecleaners – giving an almost 3D effect.”

Australian Family Magazine

“The illustrations are unique. Paulson has created the images by photographing her felt creations giving the illustrations a fantastic tactile, 3D effect. The story is unhurried, with suspenseful moments in the tree tops hoping that the baby birds don’t fall off the branch while learning to fly.”

Leanne Barrett, Reading Time

“This is a lovely book to introduce baby animals and their needs and learning, as well as the role the parents play in the development of their young, and specifically, what tawny frogmouths eat. The beautiful illustrations, models of felt, wool and wire, are stunning and readers will be as intrigued as I was in looking closely at the birds to see how they were made.”

Fran Knight, www.readplus.com.au


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