The Dead Bird

The Dead Bird

Book - 2016
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When they find a dead bird, a group of children bury it in the woods, sing a song to it, and put flowers on the grave.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016
Edition: Newly illustrated edition
ISBN: 9780060289317
0060289317
Branch Call Number: CJ BROWN-M
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Robinson, Christian - Illustrator

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AL_ANDREW Feb 28, 2017

Robinson and Brown make the scary concept of death more comforting for children (and adults). As the title implies, death is conveyed through the discovery of a dead bird, and mirrors the curiosity children have in everyday life. It is not morbid and is a great way for parents to engage in the subject with children in a meaningful, relatable way. Full of beautiful illustrations, there is a feeling of life through the amount of lush, green depictions of a park. With a balance of text and images, it will keep audiences of all ages emotionally engaged.

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Nov 30, 2016

Brown captures the realistic reaction of a diverse group of kids when they find a dead bird (except the kid who wants to poke it is missing). Vivid illustrations and repetitive words help the reader go through the grieving process with the children.

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