Monday, May 10, 2021

Once Upon A Time…there was a Little Bird - a bookwrap



Once Upon A Time…there was a Little Bird


Illustrated by MAJA ANDERSEN


* Ages:  Baby - 7

* Grade Level:  PS-2

* Board Book:  16 pages

* Publisher:  DK Children

* Pub. Date:  July 6, 2021

* Language:  English

Unwrapping Some Illustrations for You

The Book

This is a sweet little board book based on an Indigenous story.  It is beautifully illustrated and teaches about kindness and compassion.  

A little bird with a broken wing cannot join the others in the flock as they fly south for the winter.  Staying behind, she knows she must find shelter to survive the freezing cold weather.  She asks several trees that are big, strong and have plenty of leaves if they would shelter her and  they tell her no.  

The cold wind starts blowing and it begins to snow.  The sad little bird is beginning to worry that she might never find a safe place to stay.  

She hears some empathic kind voices calling to her to come and shelter in their branches.  The spruce, juniper and pine tree gladly welcome her to stay with them.  She procures a cozy nook, food for her to eat and a safe space where she can sing and celebrate her new found winter home.  As she looks out beyond her branches she discovers that the trees with their glorious leaves that refused her are now bare and she is nestled in her greenery safe and taken care of. 

This short board book is a perfect bedtime story and explains why evergreen trees stay green all winter so they can show kindness.  I love this tender story and I highly recommend it. 

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 


Meet the Author

We believe in the power of discovery. That’s why we create books for everyone that explore ideas and nurture curiosity about the world we live in.


From first words to the Big Bang, from the wonders of nature to city adventures, you will find expert knowledge, hours of fun and endless inspiration in the pages of our books.

About the Illustrator

Maja Anderson was born and raised in the U.S. to Danish parents. After graduating from the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio, Maja got a job at Hallmark Cards. Maja’s illustration style is whimsical in subject matter and graphic in style. Maja takes inspiration from international folk art. Her interests include drawing on cocktail napkins, traveling, and flamenco dance lessons!

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