A Bird and His Worm (Library Binding)

By James Kaczman

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 9780618094608, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2002



In a beautiful, green valley somewhere in the North, there once was a bird who did not fly. This bird preferred to walk. All the other birds thought his behavior was very odd, so he led a fairly solitary existence.
That is, until he befriends an extremely affable worm who joins him on his journey south in search of warmer weather. A lot of people might think it strange for a nonflying bird and a sociable worm to be friends, but that's exactly what happens in this unusual story about the power of friendship, the sway of charm, and the importance of having a good Plan B.

Praise For A Bird and His Worm

"Kaczman’s sly, good humor, exuberant, original illustrations, and positive message make this a must read." Kirkus Reviews

"His boldly outlined ink-and-watercolor compositions in a crisp palette of mustard yellow, burnt orange and cornflower blue emit a sunny vibe that, together with his triangular shanpes and half circles, suggests a kind of preschool fantasy land." Publishers Weekly

“This will suit kids with a taste for Pinkwatery absurdity and dry humor.” The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

“Kaczman mixes geometric and rolling shapes and splashes them with sunny, verdant color to make his winsome and offbeat story shine.” School Library Journal