A recent article in a national newspaper (you can read it here) discussed how picture books are not just for babies … Beautiful Birds, a picture book created by Jean Roussen & Emmanuelle Walker, illustrates Lorna’s point just perfectly.
Beautiful Birds glides through the alphabet opening the reader’s eyes to a vast and varied collection of feathered friends. Each featured bird is accompanied by little nuggets of information, beautifully phrased …
‘N is for nightingales
who sing us to sleep,
and for nuthatches who
bore into trees deep.’
The illustrations that fill each and every page are just divine. Each page is beautifully thick, and is just a pleasure to meander through.
Beautiful Birds is most definitely a ‘Keep Forever’ picture book. It really is quite special.