Little Birds Day by Sally Morgan
A simple, universal story of a day in the life of Little Bird as she sings the world alive, flies with Cloud, travels with Wind, nestles with Moon and dreams of flying among the stars.
Sally Morgan’s beautiful words and Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr’s sensitive artwork combine to make this a beautiful, distinctive publication with global appeal. Johnny infuses his illustrations with his fine-art aesthetic, his traditional motifs and a quirky sense of humour.
“Our family read the Little Bird’s Day. It was read by a 3 year old up to 22. The younger one was drawn to the red embellishments on the cover as the blossoms and the tactile title. He did go searching through the book for more and asked for more. The short sentences on the pages meant that imagination was used to further understand the illustrations with attention to the earthy colours that helped keep it simplistic and look at the patterns/textures that are used. The older kids particularly liked the interesting choices for descriptive words to describe things such as dusk and clouds and also the actions or behaviours that Little Bird was doing. The story was easy to follow for a smart three year old who likened it to his daily routine. We personally think this book would suit school aged children who have better skills to further analyse what is happening in the illustrations and use of word choice.“