Nico was new, and nervous about going to school. Everyone knew what to do and where to go, but Nico felt a little lost.
So, he did what he loved to do:
Watched the insects
Sat in the grass
And most importantly... befriended the birds.
Before he knew it, Nico was known as BIRD BOY. But Nico didn't mind. Soon, he made one friend, then two, as the other kids learned to appreciate Nico for who he was. Before long, Nico learned he could be completely, delighfully, himself. This dreamy story will encourage all readers to express who they are unapologetically.
What I love: This is a simple and elegant picture book that demonstrates the power of embracing yourself and owning your own differences. Nico could feel left out or be bothered by the other children teasing him, but instead, he thinks about all the amazing birds and stays true to himself. Before he knows it, he has made some new friends who embrace him as he is. With imaginative imagery and diverse characters, this is a lovely and encouraging picture book for children who may feel left out or different. The poetic language and sketch-like images will spark imaginations and hopefully encourage children to love themselves and find their true friends.
Final verdict: A heartfelt and encouraging picture book, BIRD BOY is the story of owning your differences and embracing who you are.