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  • Published: 15 June 2022
  • ISBN: 9781760897949
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $24.99

Song of the White Ibis



A beautiful and powerful story for 5+ to challenge the way we view one of our most infamous birds, and ourselves.

Call me Bin Chicken
Call me Tip Turkey
Call me Picnic Pirate…


But… there is a lot more to my song than you might think.
And maybe I’ve got something to teach you too.

  • Published: 15 June 2022
  • ISBN: 9781760897949
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $24.99

About the authors

Phillip Gwynne

Phillip Gwynne's first novel Deadly Unna? was a literary hit and was made into the feature film Australian Rules for which Phillip won an AFI award. The sequel, Nukkin Ya, was also published to great acclaim.
He writes for a wide range of age groups from picture books such as Brothers From a Different Mother and junior fiction such as Jetty Rats and Michael in the Stuff Happens series, to the young adult novel Swerve, shortlisted for many awards amongst them the 2010 Prime Minister's Award and the Golden Inky.

Liz Anelli

Liz makes her pictures using collage and printmaking as well as paint and pencils. She was awarded an Australian Society of Authors Children’s Picture Book Illustrators’ Initiative in 2014 and participated in a May Gibbs Trust Fellowship to Adelaide in 2015. In 2017, the picture book One Photo by Ross Watkins, which Liz illustrated, was shorlisted for the CBCA Picture Book of the Year Award.

Liz spent her early artistic years drawing (mainly horse-based) stories on her dad’s electrical circuit diagram papers and copying her mum’s loopy handwriting. She now has a ceiling-high stack of sketchbooks full of inspirations from around the world that fuel her picture book llustrations. Her passion for drawing has contributed to international research with the British Council and Big Draw.

Liz now lives in Newcastle, Australia with her husband Mario.

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