At the Zoo Activity Pack

At the Zoo Activity Pack

A First Book of Australian Seashore Wildlife Sounds


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By Fred Van Gessel
Format Board book
Page Extent 24
Book Size 150 x 194 x 0 mm (H x W x D)
Imprint Reed New Holland
Release Date 4 Aug 2024
Subject Classification The natural world, country life & pets / Wildlife: general interest

Listening to the sounds of nature is said to improve mood and boost positive feelings and even health.

So what could be better than this collection of 12 remarkable seashore wildlife sounds, which can be played at the touch of a button? From the raucous sounds of seals and sea lions, to piping oystercatchers and trilling curlews, this beautifully illustrated sound guide is the perfect introduction to seashore wildlife for both children and adults.

Each of the species covered – Australian Sea Lion, Southern Elephant Seal, Australian Pelican, Nankeen Night Heron, White-bellied Sea Eagle, Whistling Kite, Sooty Oystercatcher, Whimbrel, Eastern Curlew, Gull-billed Tern and Caspian Tern – has a description explaining fascinating facts about that creature, plus beautiful colour photos illustrating the subject, while there is also a track covering the unique sounds of the mangrove swamp. Uniquely, and separating this from other similar titles, the reader can press the relevant button on the panel on the side of the book and a burst of the sound plays via the built-in speaker.

The book is great fun for all the family and perfect for helping to foster an interest in the amazing wildlife that lives around us. Whether you’re 5 years old or 85, learning the sounds of birds and other animals will open your eyes to a whole new world. All in all this is a title will appeal to anyone, young or old, who enjoys the natural world and listening to the sounds of nature.

Fred van Gessel

Highly respected author Fred van Gessel has been recording the bird sounds of Australia for more than 40 years, building up a huge knowledge of the subject during that time. His previous books include Backyard Bird Sounds for Reed New Holland.