Little Bird

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$16.95  $15.76
Enchanted Lion Books
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8.4 X 8.3 X 0.5 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Germano Zullo: Germano Zullo is a prolific writer and poet, who lives in Geneva. He writes for adults and children alike, and has written many popular children's comics and stories.

Albertine: Albertine has illustrated loads of children's books and also illustrates for many of the daily French newspapers in Switzerland. She teaches at the School of Visual Arts in Geneva.


"Shimmering, color-saturated landscapes and a message about cherishing small things make this English-language debut by a Swiss team an unexpected treasure." - Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

"Uplifting in more ways than one, this prizewinning import suggests that little things can change lives - and perhaps even the world." - Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews

Children's picture books -- the best of them, at least -- have this magical quality of speaking to young hearts with expressive simplicity, but also engaging grown-up minds with subtle reflections on the human condition. Such is the case of Little Bird (public library) by Swiss author-illustrator duo Germano Zullo and Albertine, published by the wonderful Enchanted Lion Books. Illustrated in Albertine's signature style of soft, colorful minimalism, this little gem is like a beautiful silent film, only in vibrant hues and on paper. -- Brain Pickings

"An impressive picture book that is modern, fresh and will have readers looking for tiny treasures in their lives too." - Waking Brain Cells

"I'm a big fan of Brooklyn-based publishing company Enchanted Lion [...] they always have excellent taste in artists and unique storytellers. Their latest release, a prizewinning Swiss import [Little Bird], is no exception." - Ben Partridge, Apartment Therapy

It's high time we here in the U.S. started paying better attention to books published internationally.
Take for instance, Little Bird, winner of the 2011 Prix Sorcières for illustration (the French Caldecott).
Yes, the book is visually stunning. It's clear why it won an award for illustrations. But it's a great story, too. About the small things in life. About keeping your eyes open for the little ways that make every day different, unique, and a day to be treasured. -- A Year of Reading