May 31, 2021

Song Bird Drought Rescue

By Karen Tyrrell


Rosie, aka Song Bird superhero, must save the outback from the drought.
Animals are dying, water’s disappearing, dinosaurs are stampeding, and now Aunt Matty’s kidnapped.
Is Destructo behind the devastation?
Song Bird follows a secret map to unlock a mystery.
Can Song Bird rescue the outback before it’s too late?


Song Bird: Drought Rescue is the fifth book in the Song Bird series, and the second we have reviewed.

Rosie, aka Song Bird, and her two best friends, Ben and Amy, head to Winton in Queensland to help Rosie’s Aunt Matty and Uncle Banjo save their farm from the worst drought Winton has ever seen, as well as battling the evil Destructo.

This is another wonderful superhero adventure by Karen Tyrrell. Kids will be able to relate to the issues with drought, no matter where they are. They will have heard the news about the drought and the impacts, especially with the bushfires at the start of 2020.

I was drawn in from the start of the book, having met Rosie and her friends during Great Barrier Reef Rescue helped, however if you haven’t read any of the other books in the series, you will soon get to know them. I still love the fact that Amy, one of Rosie’s best friends, is in a wheelchair, and she is still able to be a major part of the adventure.

Other highlights of the story included K9, Destructo’s sidekick, working with the local school, and Aunt Matty. I could also see this as a TV series one day.

Kids will love this adventure and will enjoy putting into practice the water saving tips at the end.

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3 Comments on “Song Bird Drought Rescue

Karen Tyrrell
May 31, 2021 at 9:47 am

Thanks Melissa,
For your awesome book Review. I’m thrilled you enjoyed and recommend my eco adventure for children to read.
Your favourite parts were mine too in writing them especially Amy and working with the school.
Karen & Steve xx
PS Congratulations on your Junior Writing Club!

June 1, 2021 at 5:26 am

Hi Melissa,
Karen’s book sounds wonderful and I love how she takes the popular topic of superheroes and shows her readers that we can all be superheroes in our every day lives. What an empowering book! Wouldn’t it be fabulous to have her books made into a TV series? 🎉

Melissa Gijsbers
June 2, 2021 at 4:59 pm

We agree, this is an awesome book. Be sure to check out our Book of the Week competition, the link is on the main Book Corner page.


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