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Book Title: Terry: Adventures of a Terek Sandpiper|
Date of issue: June 2010
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The author of the book: Anne Hamilton
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 793 KB
Edition: Wombat Books
Read full description of the books Terry: Adventures of a Terek Sandpiper:4.5 stars. This book tells the story of Terry, a baby Terek Sandpiper, who makes the trek from the Arctic to Australia and back again.
The text by Anne Hamilton is beautifully written, with lots of lovely imagery right from the opening line: "Terry looked like a tiny cloud on legs as he skittered after the giant mosquito." The illustrations by Sandra Temple are also a treat, as Terry sees the northern lights, flies over the Great Wall of China and fossicks through mangroves and beaches.
Facts about the birds are woven into the story and there is also an environmental message about the effects of industry on the food source of migrating birds. The back page also contains more facts about Terek Sandpipers that could be used by teachers or parents. A glossary of words that might be unfamiliar to young readers is also included.
My only slight hesitation is that I would have liked a couple more details in parts. This is always tricky where there is a tight word limit and the book already has more words than a lot of picture books. However, there were a couple of places where the story seemed to jump a little. For example, Terry is caught up in a cyclone on one page and he's in Australia wondering where Dad and Pippa are on the next page. However, this is just a minor point. I was just enjoying the story and wanted to know a bit more.
Although it's a picture book, it would probably be more suitable for lower primary children than preschoolers due to the concepts. Great to see another release from Wombat Books that highlights a lesser known bird/animal with links to Australia. This book would be an asset for any children's library.
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For twenty years, I was the coordinator of an annual camp for children based around The Chronicles of Narnia. That experience shaped a lot of my thinking about how readers enjoy fantasy.
Like CS Lewis, my fantasy story Many-Coloured Realm began with a picture in my mind's eye: a boy without arms floating in a field of stars and faced with an impossible choice.
My non-fiction series beginning with God's Poetry can be traced back to the observation that Lewis comes from the Welsh word for lion. The discovery of name covenants led to the discovery of threshold covenants, as well as many other long-forgotten aspects of our Judeo-Christian heritage.
I love exploring words, mathematics and names. All of these combine in my books, whether they are fiction or non-fiction, or whether they're for adults or children, whether they're academic in tone or primarily devotional. I hope my readers always come away from my books with a renewed delight for the world around us and a child-like wonder for its awesome aspects.
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