Bert, the Bowerbird

The small bird with a big heart

By Julia Donaldson (Author), Catherine Rayner (Illustrator)


Pub Date 12/3/2024

ISBN 9781915801845

Format Hardcover Picture Book



Bert, the Bowerbird

The small bird with a big heart

by Julia Donaldson, Catherine Rayner
Bert the bowerbird is looking for love. He has made the most perfect bower, complete with a pretty purple flower, and he is hoping it will help him to meet the bird of his dreams. But when Nanette comes along, she is far from impressed. Poor Bert is hurt, and flies off to bring her presents a plenty. But will it ever be enough, and is Nanette really right for Bert? A beautifully illustrated treat of a book from the creators of The Go-Away Bird.

Julia Donaldson has written some of the world's most successful and best-loved children's books, including modern classics The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, which together have sold over 25 million copies worldwide and have been translated into over one hundred languages. Her other books include Room on the Broom, Stick Man, and Zog, illustrated by Axel Scheffler; The Hospital Dog, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie; and the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard adventures, illustrated by Lydia Monks. Julia also writes fiction, including the Princess Mirror-Belle series, illustrated by Lydia Monks, as well as poems, plays, and songs—and her brilliant live shows are always in demand. She was the UK Children’s Laureate from 2011 to 2013 and has been honored with a CBE for Services to Literature. Julia and her husband, Malcolm, divide their time between West Sussex, UK, and Edinburgh.

Catherine Rayner was born in Harrogate in 1982, and grew up in Boston Spa, later studying at Leeds College of Art and Edinburgh College of Art. She won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2009 for Harris Finds His Feet, and she was  shortlisted in 2007, 2011, 2012, and 2015. In 2014, Norris: The Bear Who Shared was named by the Sunday Times as one of the 100 Children's Modern Classics of the past ten years. Previous titles published by Boxer Books include the award-winning Five Bears. Rayner is based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Title Details

Pages 32 pages, all in color

Trim 9.81 x 11 x 0 Inches

Territories US/Philippines

Category Picture Books

Age Range 3 to 6