The countdown is on …

… only a few more days to get your Kookaburra entries in! We’ve had so many fabulous verses and pictures, it’s going to be tough to choose winners (if only we could award every single entry!).

I love the different ways that young authors and illustrators are bringing our Kookaburra to life and look forward to sharing some with you.

*Did you know*

Kookaburra teenagers (not really teenagers, really they’re young adults) are really keen to help with nesting, but are so clumsy they sometimes break the eggs.

Keep them coming!

There are two more weeks until the end of our kookaburra competition (scroll down for details). Tannya and I are so pleased that students and classes are creating kookaburra magic. There are so many talented young people out there sharing their work.

Submitted artwork has been stunning, and I nearly fell off my chair laughing at some of the new ‘Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree’ verses.

There are prizes for illustrators, prizes for writers, and a prize for the class that submits the most entries! So many ways to win.

Keep those entries rolling in. We love your work.

To inspire you further, here are some wonderful words. All are from NSW indigenous languages (although spellings vary depending on who wrote them down). All are onomatopoeic.

Cocopara. Cucuburra. Gogera. Gogobera. Guguburra. Kukuburra. Cuck’unda. Akkaburra. Arrangangg. Gugurrgaagaa. Gurgara. Karkungoon. Koaka. Ngungana. Tarakook. Wowook.