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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.
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.''