Sunday, 3 November 2013

The Littlest Bird by Gareth Edwards and Elina Ellis (Children's, Picture book, 10E/10E)

August 2013, Piccadilly Press, 32 pages, Paperback, Review copy 

Themes: life in a big family, feeling alone, the grass always looks greener, a surprise, feeling homesick

Summary from Piccadilly Press
The Littlest Bird has to share the nest with all her brothers and sisters and it’s a real squeeze. So she packs up her slippers and toothbrush and things, and looks for another home. She finds a lovely large nest which seems to be empty – apart, that is, from one very large egg . . .

Nayuleska's thoughts 
I have to stress how awesomely cute this book is! It's not just the story, where every reader who lives in a big family or a small home can appreciate Littlest Bird's feeling squished in the nest and how what she thought she wanted wasn't as great as it seemed, and the warm homecoming she received that showed she was dearly loved. The illustrations played a huge role!

I loved the cute shape of Littlest bird and co. I wanted to stroke the surprise creature's round tummy. It wasn't just Littlest Bird, it was the creatures who lived wherever she went. The bugs looked sweet, and are really interested in what is happening in the scene. I liked the caterpillar who was trying to become a butterfly, I liked how the creatures pulled leaves over themselves when they went to sleep, and how one snuggled up with Littlest Bird. Oh, I loved all of Littlest Bird's possessions, how she took them with her and spread them out in her temporary home. One of the scene's when she is flying is cute because she is a small speck of green with a splash of orange for her bag. This book provides an abundance of aww moments! 

Check out Gareth's blog, and see more cuteness on Elina's website

Suggested read
For another cute bird read check out maybe Naked Trevor by Rebecca Elliott (Children's, Picture book, 9/10E)

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