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Peck, hop, flap and make some noise in this story full of colour, rhyme and feathered friends!

Flap your wings, fly up high, open your beak and sing in this fun action rhyme story about fantastical birds by multi-award-winning author Lucy Cousins. "Can you imagine ... just for one day ... you're a busy bird? Yes, a bird! Hooray!" Can you stand on one leg like a flamingo or waddle like a penguin? How about say "cock-a-doodle-doo!", "tuwit-tuwoo" and even "tra-la-la"? What a busy day you will have! A bouncy read-aloud book to be enjoyed; beautifully illustrated with bold, bright colours and packed with all sorts of wild and wonderful birds!

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21st June '18
I read it to Squirt aged 4 aged 4 & to Squidge aged 1 aged 1
A Busy Day for Birds 9781406367607
5 stars
A beautifully bright and happy book that got everyone moving! Full of fun actions of different birds this book was enjoyed by both my girls. 
26th October '18
I read it to phinny_pig aged 1 aged 1 & to linky_sausage aged 8 months aged 0
A Busy Day for Birds 9781406367607
5 stars
We were given this book by our local library and both my babies love it. The illustrations are bright and colourful, while the language is rich and rhymes beautifully. There are lots of actions to do together while reading. 
6th March '17
I read it to Ewbomb aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
What a wonderful book this is. My son absolutely loves joining in with the actions and pretending that he's a bird. It's so much fun for little ones and uses lovely bright, colourful illustrations which are really eye-catching. We will certainly be recommending this book to others.
6th March '17
I read it to LucasChops aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
As always with Lucy Cousins' books the illustrations in this are just fab.  Bright, colourful, fun each and every bird is just full of character.  With gentle rhyming words this is a great book to encourage small ones to act like birds!  From flapping wings, wiggling bums and laying eggs there is masses of fun to be had.  Lucas and I must have looked like complete nutters but it gave me a mini workout too (and that's no bad thing).  A fabulous book - I think looking at this before bedtime will be enough to ensure long and deep sleep!
23rd January '18
I read it to Effie aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
We love this book so much my daughter pulls it out of the book case at least twice a day. The beautiful bright pages and illustrations are great for little ones and the rhythm of the book is supper. We love to act out like some of the animals. This book is a firm favourite. 
6th March '17
I read it to Eloise aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
This book is so much fun! Eloise is loving acting out each of the bird's actions! The rhymes are spot on, and the illustrations are beautiful. Probably the most colourful book I have seen! Love it! Our new fave!
6th March '17
I read it myself (an adult) & to Laya aged 1 aged 1
A Busy Day for Birds 9781406367607
5 stars
A delightful book from Lucy Cousins, the creator of Maisy Mouse.
Perfect combination of rhymic sentences and wonderful pictures. 
Our little ones can imagine themselves as swan, flamingo,peacocks and much more while reading this story.
A cheerful and imaginative  read aloud book for toddlers.
Love the oversized pages . 
6th March '17
ArjanST read it themselves aged 5 aged 5
A Busy Day for Birds 9781406367607
5 stars
This is a beautifully illustrated book with a lovely way to teach children about different types of birds. My 5 year old son read this book to my 2 and a 1/2  year old daughter, he loved reading the rhyming sentences and she loved hearing them. I would definitely recommend this book for children aged 2-6. I can see this book becoming a regular bedtime book in our house 
9th June '17
I read it to LA12 aged 4 aged 4
A Busy Day for Birds 9781406367607
5 stars
Leo was delighted with this big book with all of the shiny birds on the cover. You can't help but read it aloud with sounds and actions - which he loved! 
20th March '17
I read it to Ckelly2013 aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
My daughter was very excited when this arrived in the post. 

We have read it 3 times since we received it. My daughter listened very carefully the first time we read it. The other 2 times she joined in doing the actions and sounds. 

Lovely bright coloured illustrations and a great interactive book. A great addition to anyone's book collection 
7th March '17
I read it to eric_ aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
This book has some beautiful and colourful illustrations, with more details than Maisy's books: a success. The way the story goes it invites us to be birds as well, which is so much fun! My son flapped around, hopped, ran, stood on one leg... He did lots of exercises and even cuddled with his mum (win for me). It has an interesting and interactive way of learning what the birds do and how they look like. I think the most perfect age for this book is up to 3 years old.
6th November '18
I read it to Eviebobs aged 2 aged 2
A Busy Day for Birds 9781406367607
5 stars
This is one of our regular reads and my daughter has now started to ask for this book verbally- “busy day!” It’s a visually stunning book- the colours are vibrant and the birds are childlike and simplified in some ways but also fairly realistic too. The end papers feature all of the birds from the book (awake at the start, asleep at the end- apart from the nocturnal owl) and we always spend a long amount of time looking at these pages and naming the birds. The story itself is fun- there’s lots of opportunities to join in with actions and sound effects. It’s a wonderful book to read aloud and share together. 
6th November '17
BellaCam read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
I love this book. so bright and funny to read. My daughter loved the rhyming and acted out what the birds were up to.
9th March '17
I read it to Arya aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
A beautiful brightly coloured hard backed book. The book has nice big pages on quality paper; the illustrations are so vivid with amazing colours. The book is all about pretending to be a bird, my daughter loved doing this with my husband and I. We all tweeted and flapped and wiggled around the room. The words rhyme which is also a bonus as my daughter enjoys joining in.  I would definitely recommend this book especially to children five and under. 
14th March '17
I read it to EOsborn aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
We love this book! My daughter loves acting it out and being the different birds! The illustrations are bright and vibrant as expected from Lucy Cousins. The rhymes are great and it's lovely to have a book that my daughter joins in with. The only thing missing is the name of all the birds in the book. It is quickly becoming a favourite although it is definitely not a bedtime book!
10th March '17
I read it to PHanke aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
What a beautiful book!  The illustrations are bright and fun, and we had so many giggles making all the different bird sounds and actions!
6th June '18
I read it to AvaW aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
My daughter was given a copy of this book for free at our local library, as they were given some from book start, book trust. I liked that the book was small,great for little hands. My daughter loves animals, do the fact that it was about birds she was very happy about. Each page and illustration was very bright and colourful, eye catching. We liked the rhyming and that it was pretty short and sweet. She also enjoyed looking at the different birds. A lovely book
15th June '18
I read it to Darcm aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
What a lovely fun and bright book. She loves all the fab illustrations and was so happy pointing them out to us. 
We enjoyed it with actions and singing we both enjoyed story time and this is a book we will read again and again.
17th March '17
I read it to RC13 aged 4 aged 4
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4 stars
This book is really fun and colourful. It's a great way to learn about different birds. We enjoyed doing the actions along with the birds.
26th August '18
I read it to OA aged 4 aged 4
A Busy Day for Birds 9781406367607
4 stars
Lo loves the actions in this book, there is much running, flapping and squawking every time we read it!  Lucy Cousins is instantly recognisable to Lo in the library...always attracted to her books.  This is a very simple book, amazingly bright illustrations, great for reading to a baby as well as to a toddler and pre-schooler.  You can give this as much enthusiasm as required!!  Lo also loves ‘reading’ this too!! 
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About Lucy Cousins

Lucy Cousins Biography
Lucy Cousins is a British author and illustrator best known for her hugely popular Maisy Mouse series of books. Lucy's first Maisy book was published shortly after she left college and the character now also stars in her own TV show. Lucy won the Bologna Ragazzi Non-Ficti...

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Lucy Cousins Biography
Lucy Cousins is a British author and illustrator best known for her hugely popular Maisy Mouse series of books. Lucy's first Maisy book was published shortly after she left college and the cha...

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