Fat Head the Bird
Naomi Carr, Roslyn Thorpe
Indij Readers, 2007
3-4yrs, 5-8yrs, Lower Primary
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Fat Head is cheeky, she’s certainly different, you might even say Fat Head is unique. Fat Head is a bird with an interesting colour scheme on her rather sparse feathers and an even more interesting temperament especially when other birds encroach on her backyard. But Liam loves her and lets her ride on the handlebars of his bike when she gets tired of flying. He even reckons Fat Head tried to pinch lollies from the supermarket! She certainly is one very special bird. A humorous yarn that Liam told to Aunty Ros and Aunty Naomi. David (Dub) Leffler’s illustrations are a perfect fit, you can’t help loving a bird in a bike helmet!
Author Liam Lawson is from the Dareton Indigenous Community on the Murray River in the far west of NSW. Dareton was once an Aboriginal mission. It is now a residential community. Aunties Ros Thorpe and Naomi Carr are Indigenous storytellers. Illustrator David (Dub) Leffler is a descendent of the Bigambul people of South-West Queensland.
Series: Indij Readers for little fullas, for big fullas series 3
- Indij Readers website https://indijreaders.com.au/
- Write Shop Inspiring Successful Writers for 20 Years, ‘Help your child plan a funny story | Homeschool writing https://writeshop.com/help-child-plan-funny-story-homeschool/
- ABC Kids Community, Matt Stanton features on ‘How to write a funny story’, 6 May 2020 https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2864772223640451