By Germano Zullo; (Illustrator)
(Enchanted Lion Books, Hardcover, 9781592701186, 72pp.)
Publication Date: April 2012
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Winner of the 2011 Prix Sorcieres, Little Bird is a quietly explosive meditation on generosity and freedom.
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
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