What makes a bird a bird?
- All birds have feathers, wings, and beaks.
- But birds come in many varieties of colors, shapes, and sizes, with different habits and homes.
- Take a beautifully illustrated journey -- with an adorable kiwi bird as your guide -- through the vast and colorful world of birds, with its tapestry of textures, sounds, and sights.
- Even the kiwi chick -- who struggles to see at first how he fits in -- finds that he too belongs to this fascinating family of feathered friends.
- 32-page full-color picture book with dust jacket.
- Sturdy hardcover binding.
- Picture book measures 8-3/4'' wide x 11-1/4'' high.
Author/illustrator David Opie holds a BFA and MFA in illustration and lives with his wife in Connecticut.
BOOKLIST, ★STARRED REVIEW★
"Thoughtfully written, engaging picture book . . . Pictures of birds are impressive for their precision, spacing, and use of color, and the simply written, factual sentences are on target for the audience.''
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, ★STARRED REVIEW★
''Vibrantly illustrated . . . a captivating display of diversity . . . Fantastical compilations of birds common and rare, depicted with great care and painterly realism.''
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, ★STARRED REVIEW★
''The sparkling and informative text and crisp, clear illustrations highlight a wide variety of birds while creating a sense of belonging for the plain kiwi and anyone else who might feel different.''
KIRKUS, ★STARRED REVIEW★
''A simple but effective introduction to the 'feathered family.'''
SHELF AWARENESS, ★STARRED REVIEW★
''Affirms one can fit in while standing out.''