★ "Pairing a lilting text and culturally resonant illustrations, this striking work soars." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
★ "From two Indigenous creators, this gorgeous glimpse at the land Down Under will have broad appeal." --Horn Book, 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.
Author: Sally Morgan
Publisher: Blue Dot Kids Press
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 9.84h x 9.84w x 0.39d
Audience: Ages 4-8
Kirkus Reviews 07/15/2021
Horn Book Magazine 01/01/2022 pg. 94
About 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.