Bookbug Book of the Month: Mopoke

Mopoke by Philip Bunting

ISBN: 978-1407180748

‘Mopoke’ is the Australian nickname for the Southern Boobook, a small species of owl. They are known for a love of peace and quiet, and their eponymous “mo-poke” call. In this debut picture book, Mopoke the owl loves peace and quiet, but the bush is full of many, many annoying disturbances. Poor Mopoke is about to find out that you can't always get what you want.

'Is it a Mopoke, a Slowpoke, a Glowpoke or Nopoke? A hilarious and captivating story about an owl who loves peace and quiet, but doesn’t seem to get any. A laugh on every page to share with those weepokes in your life.' - Ruth Grindley, Early Years Digital Projects Manager

If you and your little ones love books about owls, take a peep at our 10 Outstanding Owl Books. Little birdspotters may also find the book of their dreams on our 13 Brilliant Birds book list!


We have 5 copies of Mopoke to give away. Simply answer the question below to be in with a chance of winning.

The competition will close at midnight on Wednesday 28 February 2018.

Please note our full terms and conditions. Only one entry per household.

A Mopoke is a species of which bird?