Celebrate the release of Bill Bowerbird and the Unbearable Beak-Ache by joining us for a fun scavenger hunt! The list of 10 objects will be released at 12 pm (Saturday, May 27th) on Owlkids social media pages (Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram). Once you’ve collected the goods, make your way to Indigo Yonge & Eglinton to meet the author, pick up prizes, and more! Everyone wins! Just don't forget to bring a bag and a camera (or smart phone)! The Facebook event page is here!
Bill is an eccentric collector, a borrower, a re-user, and recycler. He is a tinkerer, a mechanic, an engineer, and musician. He is a little Vaudeville, a little MacGyver, a little Fred Astaire, a little Dr. John.
Bill is not just your average type of bird. Bill is a bowerbird. And like any good bowerbird, Bill loves to collect interesting objects and build elaborate nests. Bill also has a great gang of friends, likes to throw parties, and loves going to bed. But Bill has one problem! He's got a terrible, unbearable beak-ache! What to do, what to do? Wickety-tickety-BOO-hoo-hoo!
He has a great gang of friends, like Gary the Grouse, Dr. Hoot (the owl), Wade the Walrus, Yolanda the Yak, the rope-skipping beavers Evie and Stevie, and the zebras Zee and Za. Empathy, community and sharing are very important in Bill's world. Bill also loves to have fun! He loves parties AND he loves going to bed!
Bowerbirds are native to New Guinea and Australia. To attract their mates, the males (whom are very boring in plumage), build elaborate, colour-sorted nests from sticks and interesting found objects (often garbage).
[Image credits TBA]