Kete Books reviews Sylvia and the Birds


‘In an eggshell, Sylvia and the Birds pays homage to Sylvia Durrant, who looked after 140,000 New Zealand birds during her 35 years as a bird rescue volunteer, as well as including information and activities to encourage younger generations to follow her lead and protect our native birdlife.

‘The large hardback book is filled with a collage of styles: graphic novel storytelling; journal-style blogs with photos from Sylvia's own album dating from as far back as 1939; 'how-to' instructions including what to do if you find a baby bird and identifying predators; activities like 'match the baby birds to the adults'; mātauranga Māori; a wildlife restoration case study; a smattering of artwork from other contributors and even a poem by C. K. Stead.’

Read the full review at Kete Books here.