byAndrea CurtisIllustratorKass Reich

April 15, 2021|
Barnaby by Andrea Curtis
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A vain blue budgie flies the coop only to find that there's no place like home

Barnaby is a blue budgie who’s got it all: a golden cage, bells to jingle-jangle, and an owner who gives him all the snacks and attention he wants. Until his owner brings home a “friend” for Barnaby: a little yellow canary.

Barnaby is not happy. When his tantrums don’t convince his owner to get rid of the canary, Barnaby flies away and ends up hopelessly lost. While stopping for a rest, he encounters a flock of wild sparrows. At first, he looks down his beak at the drab, brown birds. But, growing hungrier and thirstier, he realizes he has a lot to learn from them.

Soon Barnaby is a part of their flock, scavenging for seeds and riding on the wind. But Barnaby can’t forget his former home, and every night he searches for his owner’s house using tricks the sparrows taught him. Finally, he finds it, and Barnaby returns home a changed bird. With subtle messages about sibling rivalry and jealousy, readers will enjoy Barnaby’s antics and the sweet conclusion to this story.
ANDREA CURTIS writes for children and adults. When she’s not reading or teaching writing to kids, she can be found hiking, swimming, running, hitting balls or trying to stand on her head (not all at the same time). She lives in Toronto, Ontario with her family. KASS REICH is an artist and educator. She graduated with a degree in...
Product dimensions:32 pages, 10.25 X 10.45 X 0.35 in
Shipping dimensions:32 pages, 10.25 X 10.45 X 0.35 in
Published:April 15, 2021
Publisher:Owlkids Books
Appropriate for ages:3 - 5
ISBN - 13:9781771473705

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