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Owlkids Books

  • Reading Levels

    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient: K Lexile measure: AD890L Reading Recovery Level: 18
  • Sales Rights

    For sale with exclusive rights in: WORLD
  • Supply Detail

    Distributor: UTP Distribution Supplies to:CA Availability: In stock Carton Quantity:20 $18.95 CAD
    $16.95 USD
  • Catalogues

Bill Bowerbird and the Unbearable Beak-Ache
By (author): Tyler Clark Burke
9781771471541 Hardcover, Dust jacket English Juvenile: Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (CAN) from P - 3, Grade (US) from P - 3 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / New Experience Mar 15, 2017
$18.95 CAD
Active 10.5 x 9.13 x 0.44 in 32 pages Owlkids Books Inc.
A wacky story about teamwork and the power of patience.

Bill has a terrible, unbearable, lousy beak-ache. He also happens to be a bowerbird: a type of bird that collects scraps to create elaborate color-sorted nests. So Bill turns to his friends the zebra, frog, yak, and others for objects that might help alleviate his ache. Nothing works. But as it turns out, the pain is from a new tooth! The ache goes away on its own.

This fun, wacky story is told in playful cadence with rhyme and refrain. Artwork is deliberately childlike, stylized in bold, energetic colors just like a bowerbird’s eccentric nest design. A riot to read, this story also offers some wisdom on getting through tough times: patience, and a little help from your friends.

TYLER CLARK BURKE is an award-winning creative director, writer, illustrator, and artist, and author of Bill Bowerbird and the Unbearable Beak-Ache. She co-founded the acclaimed record label Three Gut Records, and continues to work creatively with musicians. Tyler lives in Toronto with her husband and two children, Rooksby and Hugo.

" with colours--the confetti-striped zebras are an especial treat..." - Kirkus Reveiws

"A fun take on a toothache and the value of teamwork." - CanLit for Little Canadians

"In this vivid and colourful picture book from Canadian artist Tyler Clark Burke, Bill Bowerbird wakes up one morning with an unspeakable beak-ache. So he heads out in search of some help from his friends: the owl, zebra, frog, yak, and walrus. It’s a fresh and fun story that will brighten up bedtime in your house night after night after night." - Movie Entertainment Magazine

"Wickety-tickety-woo-hoo-hoo. Bill the Bowerbird uses energetic onomatopoeia when he turns to his oddball animal friends for help with a sore tooth. For readers who like: a zany cast of characters." - The National Post

"Jubilant...the sense of a community offered to Bill provides a comfort that lasts long after the beak-ache goes away." - The Globe and Mail

"A fun take on a toothache and the value of teamwork." - CanLit for Little Canadians

"A truly entertaining read from cover to cover...offers some practical wisdom on getting through tough times with patience and a little help from your friends...enthusiastically recommended." - The Midwest Book Review

"Quirky...memorable." - Resource Links

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