Silly Birds is a delightful book with a clear message about the folly of joining in with destructive gangs.
The artwork is stunning.
Gregg Dreise is a descendant of the Kamilaroi people from south-west Queensland and north-west New South Wales. The youngest of eight children, he grew up in a family that valued sport, music and poetry, and was inspired to write by his mother, Lyla Dreise-Knox, who has been writing poetry for decades. Currently a teacher on the Sunshine Coast, Gregg was inspired to write Silly Birds by hearing the Elders saying that it was ‘hard to soar like an eagle when you are surrounded by turkeys’.