Lonely Bird

 
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Lonely Bird
Publisher
Age Range
4+
Release Date
October 10, 2023
ISBN
978-1536226188
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A tiny paper bird shares a home with humans in this wondrously illustrated debut, introducing a sensitive, creative soul who ventures into the belly of the beast to rescue a new friend.

She’s just a tiny slip of paper, a doodle cut in the shape of a bird. She isn’t sure who made her or how she came to be, or if the family she lives with even knows she is there. She turns found objects into things of beauty—sometimes leaving them for the child of the house to discover—and invents riveting tales to tell to the wall outlet. And now, in her grandest adventure yet, the dauntless artist makes something thoroughly unexpected: a friend. With spare prose and luminous paintings, Ruth Whiting introduces a delicate 2D character navigating an oversize world—a reality just on the edges of our own.

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A Child's Art and Imagination
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4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
When a little doodle bird explores her love of art, she realizes she's unsure how she came to be, but she loves to examine her surroundings as she looks for inspiration. The only thing is she's the only one of her kind which makes for a lonely life. One day, she spots an iguana that gets sucked into a vacuum and risks her life to save it. All she wants is a friend and this iguana may be the answer.

LONELY BIRD is a heartwarming story about a paper bird trying brave the world to save a new friend. It's very unique and explores the imagination of a child and how they may view what the bird can do. Children have imaginations that will take them almost anywhere and this is a great rendition of that feeling. It shows how children may perceive their drawings and why they're reluctant to throw any out, at least my seven-year-old is.


Final Verdict: I would recommend this to children aged four and up who enjoy art, especially doodling. It will also stimulate a child's imagination with our little doodle bird as the main character.
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Art out of the Ordinary
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3.5
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3.0
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3.0
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4.0
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4.0
Lonely Bird is a fantasy book of a doodle of a bird that has a life at night to go in search of things that inspire art. Along the way, lonely bird sees a friend in a crumpled paper that looks vaguely like an iguana. She braves the scary vacuum cleaner to rescue the new friend. This was an intriguing story that inspires the reader to see art out of the ordinary. Overall, this book provides an interesting story using lots of imagination to see the extraordinary in everyday objects.
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