Little Bird's Day

by Sally Morgan (Author) Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr (Illustrator)

Little Bird's Day
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

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

A joyful, universal story of a day in the life of Little Bird. A heartening read-aloud about a day in the life of Little Bird, who sings the world alive, flies with Cloud, travels with Wind, nestles with Moon, and dreams of flying among the stars.

Sally Morgan's poetic language and Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr's sensitive artwork combine to make this a beautiful, distinctive publication with global appeal. Printed on FSC-certified paper with vegetable inks.


Kirkus Reviews

Starred Review
"The dark sky, spattered with thousands of starlit specks, reveals Little Bird’s shadowy silhouette in its dreamed flight. Pairing a lilting text and culturally resonant illustrations, this striking work soars." -- Kirkus Reviews starred (July 15, 2021)

Review quotes

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

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

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

Sally Morgan
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.
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9781736226469
Lexile Measure
520L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publication date
October 20, 2021
Series
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