Who is Laughing - NQ Author Eva Marie Welsh
First of all, the Australian Kookaburra Kids Book starts with the Laughing Kookaburra disturbing the Frogmouth family, which is trying to sleep. Then, the Rainbow lorrikeets discover that even their screeching is not as loud as the kookaburra’s. Bluey flies from place to place. He seems to laugh at the Sulphur-crested cockatoos. Some black cockatoos are sitting in a Eucalyptus tree. A gum nut drops on Bluey’s head. The story includes encounters with cassowaries, scrub turkeys and bush stone curlews. Contrasting nesting habits are featured. Finally, as Bluey wants to sleep, he gets disturbed by the calling noises of the bush stone curlew. Other illustrations include a paradise kingfisher, Evodia trees and pandanus as well as amazing trees and birds.