The Dead Bird (Hardback)
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Hardback 32 Pages / Published: 07/04/2016
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A New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2016!

This heartwarming classic picture book by beloved children's book author Margaret Wise Brown is beautifully reillustrated for a contemporary audience by the critically acclaimed, award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson.

One day, the children find a bird lying on its side with its eyes closed and no heartbeat. They are very sorry, so they decide to say good-bye. In the park, they dig a hole for the bird and cover it with warm sweet-ferns and flowers. Finally, they sing sweet songs to send the little bird on its way.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
ISBN: 9780060289317
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 279 x 229 x 6 mm
Edition: International ed.


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Robinson stays true to the intent of the original text and illustrations but elegantly improves upon it with cinematic storytelling." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Brown takes a direct approach to a difficult subject, suggesting how community rituals provide solace. Robinson concludes with a wide-angle view of growing trees and the children flying a kite, implying a return to carefree fun and putting a poignant distance between the tiny figures and readers." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Robinson's sensitive new mixed-media art, with its personality-rich quartet of young people...and its city-park setting, elicits the children's deeply felt emotions and their actions to honor the bird's memory." -- Horn Book Magazine
"The original text is timeless, and the modern, cheerful illustrations will help resurrect this classic for a new generation of readers." -- ALA Booklist
"Robinson thoughtfully pays homage to his predecessor while bringing something new to the telling...a lovely book befitting its lineage." -- School Library Journal

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Nicole @WstonesHemel

“Explaining Death to a Child”

Death is not something we talk about much but in this picture book by the author of 'Goodnight Moon' it is brightly and sensitively tackled.
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