THE MESSAGE OF THE BIRDS

Author : Westerlund, Kate
Illustrator : Oral, Feridun
Size : 9,8” x 9,8”
Pages : 32
Information : Color throughout. Laminated hardcover.
Price : US $16,99 / CA $19,00
ISBN : 978-988-8240-55-5

“The tale itself involves the birds of the world and a song they learned long ago that they want to sing to every child that they find. The real lure is the art, however.”Elizabeth Bird, A Fuse #8 Production, School Library Journal

 

“Told through simple, lyrical words, the story of how the birds fly off to spread a song of peace by singing to children is a touching and profound interpretation of the role of the Christ Child and the meaning of his birth....A lovely, quiet book with something powerful to say.” – Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

 

“A very special book…a timeless and timely tale not to be missed…. a simple, still book, but it is full of the warmth and innocence that parents so often desire for their young children’s lives. The book encompasses a single theme: let there be peace on earth…. The illustrations are spot on…. During what is one of the busiest times of the year for many people, taking a break to enjoy and understand The Message of the Birds is well worth the time. – Good Reads with Ronna (nationally syndicated parenting magazine column and online educational product site)

 

“Birdsong carrying a message of peace plays a central role in this beautifully illustrated retelling of the Nativity. “Why don’t we sing it anymore?” asks the little robin pictured on the cover. While the other birds insist that “people don’t listen,” the robin suggests, “We should sing it for the children.” Pale skies and white landscapes allow the birds' vibrant colors and the children's coats to pop in paintings as serene as a snowfall.” – Shelf Awareness

 

“Perfect for telling the Christmas story in a new way.” – Brodart Vibe