Igor, The Bird Who Couldnt Sing by Satoshi Kitamura
  

Igor, The Bird Who Couldnt Sing

Written by Satoshi Kitamura
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Synopsis

Igor, The Bird Who Couldnt Sing by Satoshi Kitamura

Igor has a loud and distinctive voice, and he cannot sing in tune. He is drummed out of the Dawn Chorus for not being musical enough, so he takes singing lessons. But his teacher says that not only is he always out of tune, he has no rhythm either. Poor Igor. He goes off into the desert, where at least he can sing to himself without being asked to stop. He builds a nest on a big rock, and starts to sing. But the rock is in fact a gigantic bird - a Dodo! - who likes his music so much it wakes up in order to join in.

Reviews

'Kitamura's stylish illustrations draw readers into a mesmerising world where music is interpreted as kaleidoscopic shapes waft through the air.'

't sing in tune. He couldn't even join in the dawn chorus - the other birds complained that he spoiled their lovely music. No amount of practising seemed to improve things and Igor was very crestfallen. But one day his song awakes a very old bird who loves his unique sound and they sing a glorious duet! The Teacher 'An endearing hero, ravishing colour, a lyrical-graphic equivalence for musical sounds in patterned shapes that float and soar: this is Satoshi Kitamura at the very top of his formidable game.'

'Musical harmony is represented visually by colour and line which dance across the page.'

'This book is beautifully illustrated, in quirky cartoon fashion, with splashes of colour dancing around the pages to represent the music. This offering will show children that making music is a joyful experience, regardless of how it sounds.'

About the Author

Satoshi Kitamura

Satoshi Kitamura was born in 1956 in Tokyo. He says that when he was young he read comics and admits that these have had a great influence on his style. He says he was also influenced by anything visual from a tin of sardines to the fine art of the East and the West. He was not trained as an artist, but at the age of 19 began to do commercial work. From 1976-1979 he worked as a commercial artist in Japan, working as an illustrator for adverts and magazines. He moved to London in 1979 and worked mainly at designing greeting cards. He started illustrating for Andersen Press in 1981 after he had an exhibition of his work at the Neal Street Gallery in Covent Garden.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
40 pages

Author

Satoshi Kitamura
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Author's Website

www.satoshiland.com/

Publisher

Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

3rd February 2005

ISBN

9781842704240

Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

Publisher's Website

www.andersenpress.co.uk


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