About The Book
Have you heard of the crazy bird known as the Charming Chat, who sat on a doormat with a fat cat in a hat?
Crazy Bird Stories tells of the Charming Chat, along with eleven other native Australian birds that can be found around the Mackay district of North Central Queensland. These poems introduce the birds to children and use rhyming words in short stanzas to cell imaginary stories of very strange bird behavior. There's the Cranky Coot who plays the flute in a striped suit, and the Graffiti Goshawk, who attached chalk to a grass stalk and wrote on a sidewalk. With such a wide range of bizarre behaviors, these verses invite young readers to let their imaginations run free.
Fanciful and informative, this collection of children's poetry depicts Australian birds involved in unusual and unbirdlike activities.
Have you heard
Of chis crazy bird?
It's called the Charming Chat.
It sat on a doorn1at with a fat cat in a hat
When in for a chat, flew a furry fruit bat
As the acrobat water rat performed on the back of the wombat