Review: A Shorebird Flying Adventure

What do you know about shorebirds?

Milly (Microlight Milly) tells readers all about them in A Shorebird Flying Adventure, by Jackie Kerin and Milly Formby (yep, Milly is the real life Microlight Milly). 

Shorebirds are migratory birds that spend some of their time in Australia and some in the Arctic.

Milly explains all about how they travel, the different species (more than 50), feeding and breeding facts, and where and how to find them (salt marsh, mangroves, mudflats, and other wetlands).

While Milly tells readers about the birds, and the varied facts and figures, they are illustrated with maps, diagrams, and labelled pictures. There’s a touch of humour included, like the birds wearing sunglasses.

A Shorebird Flying Adventure is a fabulous introduction to migratory shorebirds and a reminder of the importance of wetlands for these birds and for the wider environment.

A great book to explore at home or school, and to take on a beach trip for some closer discovery.

Teacher’s notes are available to download from the publisher’s website, and you can find out more about Milly and the shorebirds at

Title: A Shorebird Flying Adventure
Author: Jackie Kerin
Illustrator: Milly Formby
Publisher: CSIRO, $24.99
Publication Date: June 2022
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781486314492
For ages: 4+
Type: Picture Book

July 21, 2022 at 12:39AM Shaye Wardrop