Kenny was beside himself with shock, and didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. Then, with his throat quivering with emotion, Kenny let out the strangest half-cry and half-laugh that the Australian bush had ever heard.
All the other animals and birds suddenly went quiet while this strangely loud cackle sound penetrated the still Billabong air. Kenny was realising how foolish he had been as he kept laughing at himself again and again. He laughed so much that tears streamed down his cheeks and made his feathers quite damp.
Kenny Kookaburra is a devious, cunning bird and is hungry for a meal. He sets out to trick the unsuspecting Kylie Kookaburra into giving up her juicy worm by his deceit. Kenny’s devious plan fails spectacularly, and he realizes the last laugh is on himself. He laughs so hard at his folly that the sounds of the Australian bush are changed forever. Importantly, Kenny learns a life lesson he will never forget!
About the Author
Kim Taylor is a mother, grandmother and Registered Nurse by profession. Kim has always loved reading to her children and grandchildren. She believes the early introduction of reading creates a loving bond with the child and introduces a learning of words and sounds which improves their reading and vocabulary skills. Kim lives in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia.