Looking for Tipoo by Sally Rickett


Looking for Tipoo by Sally Rickett

Life in the natural world can be amazing and mysterious - a secret world, hidden and entire in itself. Looking for Tipoo is a delightful tale about one bower bird looking for another. Set in the forests of the Arfak mountains in New Guinea, the story follows Bettina as she searches for her lost friend Tipoo. Along the way there are moments of disappointment and joy. Based on accurate information about the fascinating bower bird, the book is both educational and fun, and includes a section detailing the natural history of the bower bird to go alongside Sally's charming story. This information has been gleaned from scientists observing these birds in their natural habitat. This truly original book has been beautifully illustrated with painstaking and highly unique collages, created by the author. Looking for Tipoo will amuse and entertain young readers aged 6-9 years old, transporting them to a wonderful world of friendship and discovery. I hope my book shows that in the real world there are things that can fill us with wonder and admiration, and that leave a strong and lasting impression, says Sally.

About the Author

Sally Rickett moved to the north of Portugal with her husband and two daughters fourteen years ago. Once a nursery school teacher, she now helps her husband to run an English language school. Looking for Tipoo follows her first book, Minky the Shoebox Monkey, which was published in 2011.

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30 pages
Interest Age: From 6


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Publication date

19th March 2015



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