The Cockatoo From Timbuktu written and self-published by William A E Ford is available NOW in ebook, hardcover and paperback format.
Join Kian the cockatoo on his adventures around the world! Can a childhood song about a shining star help him find his way home? From the Great Barrier Reef to the Great Wall of China to New York City, wonders of the world are explored delightfully in this epic journey!
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This is a delightful, educational picture book that would appeal to all. The story has a lovely rhyming prose that children would enjoy and soon start repeating. I loved the ethos of the whole story with Kian the little cockatoo who lived in a zoo wanting to go back home to his parents in Timbuktu, so he escapes. During his journey home he visits many countries far and wide discovering animals and new places.
The illustrations are cheerful, bright and each page has so much to see and learn about. I will definitely be flicking through the book again and again to see what else I can find in the pictures.
There’s a fabulous fact sheet at the back of the book all about cockatoos and Timbuktu which was a lovely added bonus.
A delightful picture book that would entertain children and open up discussions with littles ones imaginative and open minds.
About the Author
William has always had a passion for books, writing and story-telling. William’s favourite way to end a cosy evening is to spend time dreaming up and reading bed-time stories to his five wonderful children.
‘Timothy Mean and the Time Machine’ and ‘The Cockatoo from Timbuktu’ were inspired by the spark of his children’s colourful imaginations as they tirelessly created unique, laughter filled days from even the most mundane, everyday objects and situations!
Born in England, William currently lives in Oslo, Norway with his wife Silje and five children.
‘Timothy Mean and the Time Machine’ won the Readers Favorite Children’s Sci-Fi / Fantasy 2019 Award
‘The Cockatoo from Timbuktu’ Is William’s second published picture book.