The Dead Bird (Hardcover)
Treasured children’s book author Margaret Wise Brown’s heartwarming story, from 1938, of a group of kids who find a dead bird in the woods and give it a proper burial, is beautifully re-illustrated for a contemporary audience by the critically acclaimed, award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson. He moves the setting to a city park, giving one child fairy wings and another a fox costume. The children dig a hole for the bird, covering it with warm sweet ferns and flowers, and then sing sweet songs to send the bird on its way. This timeless story is rendered anew for a new generation through the illustrator’s simple brushwork and ingenious compositions. A New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2016. (Ages 4-8) ~Mark— From 2016 Picture Books/Early Readers
A New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2016
This heartwarming classic picture book by beloved children's book author Margaret Wise Brown is beautifully reillustrated for a contemporary audience by the critically acclaimed, award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson.
One day, the children find a bird lying on its side with its eyes closed and no heartbeat. They are very sorry, so they decide to say good-bye. In the park, they dig a hole for the bird and cover it with warm sweet-ferns and flowers. Finally, they sing sweet songs to send the little bird on its way.