Little Bird by Germano Zullo

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A man drives his truck up to a cliff's edge. Unable to go any further, he opens the back door of his truck and a flock of birds flies out, but, as the man soon discovers, a small timid bird remains. Surprised and delighted, the man acts kindly towards the bird and an intimacy develops. After lunch, the man tries to show the bird that he should fly off and join his friends. The man's comic attempt at flight deepens the encounter between these two very different creatures. Soon the bird flies off and the man drives away, but in a surprise twist the bird and his friends return, and in a starkly lyrical moment we see them all experience something entirely new.

Germano Zullo is a prolific writer and poet who lives in Geneva, Switzerland. He writes for adults and children alike, and has written many popular children's comics and stories.

Albertine has illustrated loads of children's books and also illustrates for many of the daily French newspapers in Switzerland. She teaches at the School of Visual Arts in Geneva.


 

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Germano Zullo: Germano Zullo is a prolific writer and poet, who lives in Geneva. He writes for adults and children alike, and has written many popular children's comics and stories. Albertine: Albertine has illustrated loads of children's books and also illustrates for many of the daily French newspapers in Switzerland. She teaches at the School of Visual Arts in Geneva.
 
Published March 20, 2012 by Enchanted Lion Books. 72 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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Placing small, uncomplicated shapes against large fields of uniform color to create an aptly simple look, Albertine provides a visual plot for Zullo’s meditative abstractions.

Feb 05 2012 | Read Full Review of Little Bird

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“Just one is enough to change the world.” To enter into the spirit of the story, it’s best to sit down and pay close attention to it—just as the bird-delivery man does with the small black bird.

Feb 13 2012 | Read Full Review of Little Bird

New York Journal of Books

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“Children will relate to this dazzling little book in their own ways, while adults will likely marvel that the author and illustrator have expressed so much joy with so few words.”

Mar 20 2012 | Read Full Review of Little Bird

New York Journal of Books

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“Children will relate to this dazzling little book in their own ways, while adults will likely marvel that the author and illustrator have expressed so much joy with so few words.”

Mar 20 2012 | Read Full Review of Little Bird

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