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A calming, poetic, and powerful read-aloud bedtime story pays tribute to nature—from an Indigenous artist duo.

A heartening read-aloud about a day in the life of Little Bird, who sings the world alive, flies with Cloud, travels with Wind, nestles with Moon, and dreams of flying among the stars.


Sally Morgan’s poetic language and Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr’s sensitive artwork combine to make this a beautiful, distinctive publication with global appeal.

A USBBY Outstanding International Trade Book

SHORTLISTED—2020 CBCA Award for New Illustrator

150 Most Anticipated Fall Books (Kirkus Reviews)

★ “Pairing a lilting text and culturally resonant illustrations, this striking work soars.” Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

★ “From two Indigenous creators, this gorgeous glimpse at the land Down Under will have broad appeal.” The Horn Book Magazine, Starred Review


“Spare and beguiling…with a gentle and companionable
reverence…stunning illustrations…a welcome and timely addition to all shelves.” Youth Services Book Review

Little Bird’s Day perfectly fuses text and image to create a masterpiece which is a delight to read.” CBCA Reading Time

“Beautiful...lovely read-aloud about the day in the life of Little Bird, a silver-crowned friarbird. Every illustration contains images of Australian wildlife, and Morgan’s sparse prose really allow Malibirr’s illustrations to sing.” —Baby Librarians

ISBN: 9781736226469

Hardcover with Jacket

Full-Color Illustrations

Age Range: 3 to 7

Grade Range: Preschool to Grade 2

520L (AD)

Themes: Bedtime & Dreams, Animals/Birds, Diversity & Multicultural, Folklore, People & Places, Australia

9.8 x 9.8 inches, 32 pages
Publication Date: October 5, 2021

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