Colin Jenkins is an ordinary person leading an ordinary life of hard work and little rest in a big city. But his life becomes a whole lot less ordinary the day he wakes from a nap in the park to discover that a bird has built a nest on his head. Colin's surprising decision not to disturb the bird "at such a fragile and important time of life" significantly alters his own life, as well as that of his young daughter, causing them more than a few inconveniences and problems. For Colin Jenkins now stands out from everybody else, something not everyone appreciates.
Combining a deadpan text and droll cut-paper artwork, this lighthearted fable discovers the perfect modern-day hero in a man who simply makes a difficult choice and sticks to it, come what may.
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Older readers may best appreciate the syntax ("He could not easily dislodge the perfectly fitted nest from his head, nor did he want to interrupt the bird at such a fragile and important time of life"), the wry humor (the boss in the story speaks in word balloons filled with stock market prices, ...| Read Full Review of The Singing Hat