The Bowerbird

Julia Donaldson

Illustrated by Catherine Rayner

Ages 3 to 5
30 March 2023
8 pages


The irresistible tale of Bert - a small bird with a very big heart, from Number One bestselling Julia Donaldson and Kate Greenaway Medal-winning Catherine Rayner. Read by Jason Donovan.

Bert the bowerbird is looking for love. He has made the most perfect nest, complete with a pretty purple flower, and is hoping it will help him to meet the bird of his dreams. But when the demanding 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 worthy of sweet Bert's love?

A beautifully narrated treat of an audiobook from the creators of The Go-Away Bird.

Witty, touching and stunningly illustrated rhyming tale of kindly bowerbird Bert in search of a mate
Donaldson's accumulative rhyme is an irresistible memory game, and charming pictures lead to a happy ending.
Rayner's illustrations dovetail seamlessly with Donaldson's clever rhymes so that everyone can join in with this heart-warming tale that will fly into and melt your heart