Thursday, October 7, 2021

"Little Bird's Day" - a bookwrap

 


Unwrapping







Little Bird's Day

 Authored by Sally Morgan

Illustrated by Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr


Specs


* Ages:  3-7 years

* Grade Level:  PS-2

* Hardcover:  32 pages

* Publisher: Blue Dot Kids Press

* Pub. Date:  October 5, 2021

* Language:  English


 

Editorial Reviews



"Pairing a lilting text and culturally resonant illustrations, this striking work soars." —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

"Spare and beguiling…with a gentle and companionable reverence…stunning illustrations…a welcome and timely addition to all shelves." —Youth Services Book Review

"Little Bird’s Day perfectly fuses text and image to create a masterpiece which is a delight to read." —CBCA Reading Time

"Beautiful...lovely read-aloud about the day in the life of Little Bird, a silver-crowned friarbird. Every illustration contains images of Australian wildlife, and Morgan’s sparse prose really allow Malibirr’s illustrations to sing." —Baby Librarians

SHORTLISTED – 2020 CBCA Award for New Illustrator

NOTABLES – 2020 CBCA Picture Book of the Year Book Award NOTABLES – 2020 CBCA Book of the Year: Early Childhood


Also by Sally Morgan: I Love Me "You just gotta 'love, love, love' this joy-filled book." —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review




Unwrapping Some Illustrations for you

















The Book   



This simple story highlights the progressive journey of a bird as the day unfolds into dusk.  It interacts with the sun, wind, rain etc. and their spirits intertwine as they engage with each other.  


The illustrator has done a magnificent job with his Australian  aboriginal background to portray beautiful images of plants and animals throughout.  The earthy colour pallet that he has chosen is lovely and his illustrations marry perfectly with the sparse poetic text.  The book celebrates the different timings of the day, weather occurrences, and best of all... the happiness to be alive and enjoy the wonders of the environment and call it home.  I love this artsy book and highly recommend it.  



Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS!


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Meet the Author







Sally Morgan is one of Australia’s best-known Aboriginal artists and writers. She belongs to the Palyku people from the eastern Pilbara region of Western Australia. Her widely acclaimed autobiography, My Place, is one of Australia’s most celebrated works. Morgan is the director at the Centre for Indigenous History and the Arts at the University of Western Australia. Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr is a Yolŋu man from the Aborigional Ganalbingu clan and is known for his paintings of Ganalbingu song lines as well as his mother’s Wägilak clan stories. In 2017 he was the inaugural winner of the Kestin Indigenous Illustrator Award.



About the Illustrator








Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr is a Yolŋu man from the Aborigional Ganalbingu clan and is known for his paintings of Ganalbingu song lines as well as his mother’s Wägilak clan stories. In 2017 he was the inaugural winner of the Kestin Indigenous Illustrator Award.




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