In this soon-to-be-released children's book, Rufous the Bettong owns a Gidgee violin but has no idea how to make it sing like a bird! Rufous scratches in the dirt, scratches his ear, and scratches on his violin.
So Rufous sets out to learn about music from his feathered friends like the critically endangered Albert Lyrebird.
When a sudden storm separates Rufous from his homeland environment, he must attempt the perilous journey back to his nest home while avoiding invasive predators.
Will Rufous complete his epic quest?
Will he ever return safely to his grassy nest?
Bird calls and educational activities are immersed within this magical children's book through aesthetically incorporated QR-code illustrations leading to additional online fun and learning like soundscapes, quizzes, and games!
‘Bettongs & Birds!’ is a stand-alone sequel book for ages 6-11
to popular 5-star children’s theatre show, ‘Bettongs & Buddies!’
Stay wild everyone!
DunnART strives to increase at-home and post-show learning by providing an educational and engaging children’s picture book. Our show ‘Bettongs & Buddies!’ tells the story of Rufous the Bettong who journeys through our Australian bushland meeting endangered animals while searching for a violin. The fun musical element mixed with wildlife biology education proved a hit on theatre stages, and we are now excited to offer a children’s book to continue the adventures of Rufous Brushtail Bettong!