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I Am a Bird

Written by Hope Lim

Illustrated by Hyewon Yum

Books for Babies and Toddlers Debuts of the Month Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 3+ readers

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A story about finding a kindred spirit where you least expect it

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Brought to life with charming pastel pencil drawings, a little girl sits on the back of her daddy's bike as they cycle to school, stretches out her arms and becomes a bird. Ca-caw she shouts at the passing birds as they cycle along the seafront and through the park, and all the people she sees wave back and smile. The little girl seems full of joy until she encounters a lady who does not smile nor wave which the little girl can't understand. She begins to fear seeing the serious looking lady each morning, and stops singing to the birds, until a chance encounter shows what the little girl and the lady have in common. A touching story of empathy and of celebrating our similarities.


I Am a Bird Synopsis

I am a bird. Ca-Caw! Ca-Caw!

Every day, a little girl rides to school on the back of Daddy's bike. As they twist and turn through the city streets, the little girl spreads her arms like wings and sings her birdsong for all to hear. But when they pass the strange woman in blue who carries a mysterious bag, the girl goes quiet until the woman is out of sight.

One day, when they're running late, the little girl discovers what the woman does with her bag each morning - a surprise that transforms her wariness into a feeling of kinship to be celebrated. 

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ISBN: 9781406395488
Publication date: 07/01/2021
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406395488
Publication date: 7th January 2021
Author: Hope Lim
Illustrator: Hyewon Yum
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories
Recommendations: Debuts of the Month

About Hope Lim

Hope Lim is a debut children's book author. She has a bachelor's in English literature and has worked as a conference interpreter for the US State Department. Hope Lim lives in San Francisco, USA. 

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