Baby Bird by Andrew Gibbs & Zosienka ~ #PictureBook #Review ~ @Zosienka @QuartoKids

Title: Baby Bird
Author: Andrew Gibbs
Illustrator: Zosienka

Baby Bird - cover

The Story:
Baby Bird has a twisted and shrunken wing that makes Baby different from the other hatchlings. Baby watches as the others all fly away from the nest; but when Baby tries, Baby falls. Baby tries again and again. Baby meets a coot who tries to help, but Baby Bird just can’t fly. With the help of Coot, will Baby Bird learn that there is more than one way to fly?

Favourite Spread:
Zosienka illustrations are brilliant, seamlessly complimenting Andrew’s fabulous story. Zosienka has captured Baby Bird’s struggle to fly to perfection, making you feel like you are there with Baby and willing Baby on.

Baby Bird

By far my favourite spread was when Coot scoots – creating a scene we’ve all seen when a coot runs across the water.

The Verdict:
This book is an absolute triumph, celebrating “ability not disability”. It surprised me with its elegance and simplicity and has a timeless quality which I hope sees this book become a classic. A story that belongs in every home, school and library across the world.

Buy Now! 

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, Quarto Kids
Publication date: 7 March 2019
ISBN: 978 1786035929


I am very grateful to the publisher for letting me read this book via Net Galley.  This voluntary review contains my honest opinion.

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