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Ria the Reckless Wrybill

Ria the Reckless Wrybill
 

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.

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ISBN 9780143504573
Published 30 May 2011 by Penguin
Format Paperback
Alternate Format(s) View All (1 other possible title(s) available)
Author(s) By Buxton, Jane
Illustrated by Cooper, Jenny
Availability Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)

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ISBN-13 9780143504573
ISBN-10 0143504576
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Publication Date 30 May 2011
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Buxton, Jane
Illustrated by Cooper, Jenny
Category Award Winning
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Picture Storybooks
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Height: 280mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 2-6 years
Reading Age 2-6 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.3
Catalogue Code 198529

Description of this Book

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. Jenny Cooper's stunning illustrations evoke the humour of Buxton's writing and portray these rare birds in their riverbed habitat.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for Storylines Notable New Zealand Books: Picture Books 2011

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Author's Bio

Jane Buxton lives in North Canterbury. She is the author of The Littlest Llama and Harry's Hair. Jenny Cooper is a prolific illustrator of children's books. She has been a full-time freelance illustrator for the last fifteen years and has twice been nominated for the Russell Clark Award for illustration.

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