Leonard the Lyrebird by Jodie McLeod

Thu 18 July 2019

Leonard the Lyrebird loves to sing and he can imitate any sound, from kookaburras to jackhammers, but when he meets Lilah, she asks him to sing something extra special.

This gorgeous book is about finding your own voice and connecting with others, written by Blue Mountains based duo: author Jodie McLeod, and illustrator Eloise Short.

Eloise Short brings Leonard's home in the Blue Mountains bush to life with beautiful illustrations, filled with colourful birds, animals and plants. Eloise is an illustrator, artist and textile designer.

BUY - Available online at jodiemcleod.com

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Read by singer and writer, Donné Restom.

Published by King Street Press.

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