Review: Song Bird Great Barrier Reef Rescue by Karen Tyrrell

  • Published on May 10, 2019

Review Song Bird Great Barrier Reef Rescue

Welcome to my review of the latest in the Song Bird Series by Karen Tyrell: Great Barrier Reef Rescue. My review is part of the Tour conducted by Romi Sharp and Books On Tour PR & Marketing. You can find a list of other tour participants at the end of the post.

Song Bird Great Barrier Reef Rescue by Karen Tyrrell

The book: Song Bird Great Barrier Reef Rescue

The author: Karen Tyrrell

The publisher: digital future press

The launch: May 2019

Suited to ages: 7 – 12

The dedication: Song Bird: Great Barrier Reef Rescue is dedicated to those who deeply care about the reef: its corals and endangered marine animals.

‘The Great Barrier Reef is in grave danger. It’s time to step up.’ — David Attenborough

The blurb:

Rosie aka Song Bird, superhero must save the Great Barrier Reef.

Something weird is happening on Green Turtle Island. Marine creatures have been dying, and now her friends are disappearing.

Rosie travels through a time portal to unlock a secret.

Can Song Bird rescue the Great Barrier Reef before it’s too late?

My review: (which can also be found on Goodreads, Amazon Australia and Amazon US)

In her fourth exciting adventure, Rosie Bird aka Song Bird Superhero defends the Great Barrier Reef against her arch enemy Destructo whose evil plan involves destroying Song Bird along with the Reef.

What should have been a pleasant family holiday at a resort on Turtle Island, becomes a battle against evil and a race against time as Song Bird and her friends use their wits and special superpowers to save the Great Barrier Reef.

Great Barrier Reef Rescue is a compelling read. From their arrival in a helicopter that is spinning out of control to Super Bird’s final plummet into the ocean, the friends have one page-turning event after another.

Song Bird no sooner solves one problem than another begins. How can she possibly save the Reef? How can she get out of one more sticky situation alive? Friend or foe —who are those strangers? Who can she trust? You won’t believe how bad it can get.

With the help of her best friends Amy and Ben and her mentor Wonder Girl, Song Bird is determined to save the Great Barrier Reef for future generations. But they can’t do it alone. They urge children everywhere to join them in becoming defenders of the reef. Are you brave enough to join in?

Author Karen Tyrrell has once again captured the hearts and imaginations of children everywhere as Song Bird and her team battle for good over evil and preservation over destruction. In the back of the book, she provides information about the Great Barrier Reef, including its threats and actions we can take to help preserve it. Free notes for teachers and fun stuff for kids are available on her website.

Blog tour schedule

Song Bird Great Barrier Reef Rescue blog tour schedule

Find out more about Karen and Song Bird Great Barrier Reef Rescue in these posts as part of the Books On Tour PR & Marketing blog tour.

Monday May 6 – Friday May 10


Tuesday May 7

Wednesday May 8


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Find out more about Karen on her website:

Karen Tyrrell Author

Or connect with her on social media

Twitter:  @Karen_Tyrrell

FB: @KarenTyrrellAuthor

Song Bird Great Barrier Reef Rescue by Karen Tyrrell

Song Bird Great Barrier Reef Rescue and others of Karen’s books are available for purchase on her website or from Booktopia, Amazon, and other selected bookstores.

Read previous readilearn interviews and reviews of Karen’s books in these posts:

Karen Tyrrell Song Bird Superhero

Author Spotlight: Karen Tyrrell

Song Bird Superhero The Battle of Bug World

The Battle of Bug World — Interview with Karen Tyrrell

Karen Tyrrell Rainforest Rescue

Books on Wednesday — Rainforest Rescue by Karen Tyrrell

Great Barrier Reef Word Search

To help celebrate the launch of Karen’s new book, I have made a free word search activity which you can access by clicking the image.

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    Sounds like a fabulous reading for children to learn about taking care of the environment. My little grand niece is 7 and already a little activist, I’m going to get her this book. thanks for the introduction to Karen and her books. <3

    It is a lovely book, Debby. Your grand niece is lucky to have such a wonderful grand aunt. I’m sure she will enjoy the book and that it will encourage her to continue working for the environment. We need the young generation to be activists. 🙂

    Thanks so much, Sally. It is a lovely book. It entertains, educates and empowers all in one.

    It is a super read, Robbie. I’m sure many children will have fun reading it. Thanks for your comment. 🙂

    WOW! What a review! I love it Norah. Thanks so much for posting your review here, on Goodreads and on Amazon.
    Did you know … I posted an excerpt of it with your photo and readilearn’s Logo at my launch at Brisbane Square Library?

    It’s my pleasure to let everyone know about your new book in this wonderful Song Bird series of empowering books for children, Karen.
    Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend the launch of Great Barrier Reef Rescue due to other commitments so didn’t know about the excerpt. Thank you. 🙂

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