Little Bot and Sparrow by Jake Parker

Little Bot and Sparrow

Written by Jake Parker
Illustrated by


Little Bot and Sparrow by Jake Parker

When Little Bot is thrown out with the garbage, he meets his first true friend, a bird named Sparrow, who takes him under her wing. Sparrow teaches Little Bot about the perils of flying, her wild world, and the importance of dreaming. As winter arrives, Sparrow must leave and fly south, and they share a tearful good bye. Little Bot revisits where he and Sparrow shared happy memories, and that night, for the first time, he dreams of him and Sparrow taking flight together. Jake Parker's first self-authored picture book captures the sweet friendship of The Adventures of Beekle, the sweeping art of The Curious Garden, and lasting feel of What Do You Do with an Idea?


Parker tells his story with humor and tenderness, while his digital illustrations warmly portray a small mechanical object and even smaller bird in the forest . . . Dreamy and poetic. Kirkus, starred review Parker tells his story with humor and tenderness . . . Dreaming keeps memories alive for a very special robot in this sweet, quiet tale. Kirkus Reviews, starred review

About the Author

Jake Parker is an illustrator and cartoonist whose picture books include The Girl Who Wouldn't Brush Her Hair, The Tooth Fairy Wars, The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man, and the #1 New York Times bestseller The Little Snowplow. He also created the Missile Mouse graphic novels, published by Scholastic. He lives in Utah with his wife and their five children.

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40 pages


Jake Parker
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First Second an imprint of Roaring Brook Press

Publication date

27th September 2016



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