A Funny Little Bird by Jennifer Yerkes

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A lonely, invisible bird mistakenly believes that adorning himself with flashy feathers and flowers will make him beautiful and win him new friends. Except his plan quickly backfires when his magnificent plumage attracts the attention of everyone, even the fox! In his rush to safety the little bird loses every last bit of his new decorations, making him invisible once again. Except now in place of his loneliness is the knowledge that putting others first is the key to friendship and high self-esteem.

Title : A Funny Little Bird
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ISBN : 1402280130
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 48 pages


Betsy rated it ★★★★☆

June 03, 2013

When I was a kid I tried to learn how to draw by reading Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. A lot of the book was dedicated to showing your average layman how to draw by concentrating on drawing the negative spaces between the object you wanted to render and its environment. I haven't though...

Patty rated it ★★★★☆

June 11, 2013

A very sweet book with lovely, and different, illustrations. There is great wisdom in picture books and this one has a couple of important messages delivered as gently as good picture books do.

Samantha rated it ★★★★☆

July 13, 2013

A mostly invisible bird collects natural treasures to create a peacock-like plume. When his feathers draw attention from predators he finally begins to understand why he is so special. His invisibility is a unique quality not a disability. LOVE LOVE LOVE the artwork!!! Hands down the best use of...

Sandy rated it ★★★★☆

July 12, 2013

This is special on many levels, but most dramatically for visual innovation: white space, negative space, crisp edges with minimal line. It is also a wonderful story of self-concept, problem-solving, creativity, and friendship, with a dash of science thrown in (camouflage). Definitely a book that...

Nicole rated it ★★★★☆

July 06, 2013

Beautiful book. The visual use of negative space is something you don't often see in picture books. My 4 1/2 year old liked looking for the bird on each page. After reading it, she also had many questions about being invisible (literally not figuratively).

Jo rated it ★★★☆☆

July 23, 2017

The invisible bird (ooh, nice use of negative space) learns that there are advantages to being itself rather than copying others.

Tina rated it ★★★★★

September 25, 2017

My 3 year old was instantly drawn to the beautiful bold images and creative use of negative space. Highly recommended.

Sharon rated it ★★★☆☆

June 18, 2013

A Funny Little Bird by Jennifer Yerkes is a picturebook about liking yourself and the dangers of losing sight of your own value. There is a funny little bird that is practically invisible. He is sad about being ignored and decorates himself with feathers and leaves that he finds, in hopes of gain...

Florian rated it ★★☆☆☆

August 27, 2014

Funny Little Bird tells the story of a bird searching for confidence. Through clever illustrations that utilize the negative space on the page in a unique and compositionally brilliant way, Yerkes weaves a fairly traditional tale of the desire to fit in. The eponymous Funny Little Bird is nearly...

Lynn rated it ★★★★☆

October 05, 2014

Adorable and clever way to present the bird - we never do see it at all - we only see the carrot beak, the eye dot, and often the stick legs and sometimes the footprints. I love that we see only the shape of it against other objects, such as grass stalks and finally a butterfly. Solid colors, the...

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