Little Bird's Day

Magabala Books
ISBN: 9781925768923
The Crichton Award 2020 entrant
As text can be minimal and understated and carry huge impact and emotional response, so do these illustrations. They are placed to allow the reader time to move among the outlines and colours and invite more exploration. They are fully entwined with the story through the use of very beautiful, distinctive and culturally appropriate artwork that enhances the storyline. There is the fineness of the galaxy stars in the endpapers with a distillation here that enhances the impact of the text, both visually and aurally. Pages are designed to lead the reader on — each page offers a direction to the next. A glorious complement to the text.