Ring Ting Tūī by Elena de Roo & Paul Beavis | Book Review

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A melodious counting picture book bursting with troublesome tūī, perfect to read aloud! In Ring Ting Tūī, the familiar antics of one of New Zealand’s favourite native birds have been captured by award-winning picture book creators Elena de Roo and Paul Beavis.

Things are getting loud!
The kōwhai branch is bending …
what a sticky tūī crowd!

Have the tūī slurped too much kōwhai nectar to make an escape?

Bursting with fun – and nectar! – this melodious tūī story will have children and adults joining in with the tūī sounds until they too fall to the ground, just like the crowd of too many tūī.

Elena de Roo’s sparse use of clever text and impeccable rhythm is combined with Paul Beavis’s artwork that oozes with character, creating a special picture book fit for a clutch of chaotic tūī, and finished off with ten fascinating tūī facts.

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Read the book review from Emmeline and family

This was a super fun rhyming and counting book about tūī weighing a branch down. A rhyming book always goes down well in our house and is very memorable.

My kids thought it was so funny when I read the sounds the tūī made and they had a go ‘clicking’ and ‘ringing’ like a tūī too. They also loved counting up the tūī as they appeared and pointing out the funny faces they were making.

Ring Ting Tūī

We have read this several nights in a row and even I laugh as I try to twist my tongue around the different tūī sounds. I think that is my kids’ favourite part, listening to mum ring, ting, click and chitter like a bird and then trying it out themselves.

Overall a really fun book especially for those who love rhyming and having a giggle at bed time.

4 stars 🌟

Ring Ting Tūī

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