The Go-Away Bird

The Go-Away Bird

Illustrated by Catherine Rayner

Go away! Go away! Go away!
I don’t want to talk today.

The grumpy Go-Away bird sends all the other birds packing, but when the dangerous Get-You bird comes along she realises that she might need some friends after all.

“A lovely story and gorgeous illustrations that will bear repeated bedtime readings”  iNews

Julia says ...

I saw and heard a real Go-away bird when I was on a safari in South Africa, and immediately knew I had to write this story. Catherine Rayner has brought all the birds to life brilliantly. Here is a picture of us, along with my sister Mary,  preparing to present the story at the Edinburgh Book festival. The lovely puppets were made for us by Little Angel Theatre.

You can watch another performance of The Go Away Bird – this time at the Hay Festival – and see Catherine doing some drawing in this broadcast..