Flying High!

Flying High!

This unique guide to British birds is a colourful cocktail of entertaining poems, solid science and fabulous photos. A richly illustrated laughter-and-learning experience for children (and a rib-tickling read for grown-ups).

Author: Anneliese Emmans Dean
Publisher: Brambleby Books
Year of Publication: 1 June 2017
Format and Pages: Paperback, 136pp
ISBN: 978-1908241504
Retail Price: £9.99
Our Discount Price: £8.99

Sample text from Flying High!

Magpie - Daylight Robbery

 I spy a Magpie

My oh my!

With a swagger in his gait

And a glint in his eye

A head full of tricks

A nest full of bling:

Three coins, a bottle top

And my gold ring.


Swift – Fast

 Swift by name

Swift by nature

You’re a fly?

You were – I ate yer!


Tell-tale outline


I scythe the sky

My year-round home.


Kingfisher – Streaker 

Blink and you’ll miss me

Blink and I’m gone

I’m not some stately

Statuesque swan

Blink and you’ll miss me

A turquoise quiver

Streaking along

The banks of the river.

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Reviews and readers' comments

Winner of the York Culture Award - Excellence in Writing! 

A charming book - ideal for introducing children to the joys of bird poetry and fun for parents to read out loud as well... Stephen Moss, Birder, author and television producer

Hits a beautifully sweet spot, effortlessly combining very entertaining but informative poetry with lovely photographs and bite-sized but accurate facts. It is a book that adults and children alike will learn from and enjoy, and it lends itself very well to 'dipping in', either just for fun, or as a reference book ... With trademark good humour, Anneliese brings each species to life, capturing the essence and adding sparkle and shimmer. ... Highly recommended. Ben Darvill, BTO

‘Glorious … will delight children and young-at-heart adults alike … What makes the book so special is the sheer joy, fun and enthusiasm Anneliese brings to her versions of common British birds.’ York Press 

'This is said to be a book for young people but I enjoyed it a lot and at the very least it is a book that young and old could enjoy together … I found myself smiling as I read … poems here … They contain a lot of the truth about the birds they celebrate, portray and introduce. This is a delightful book and one which will be enjoyed by young people of all ages.’ Mark Avery



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