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  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Walker (6 Mar. 2014)
  • Language: French
  • ISBN-10: 1406342327
  • ISBN-13: 978-1406342321
  • Product Dimensions: 25.7 x 1 x 26.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 64,413 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From award-winning illustrator Chris Haughton, one of the most exciting new voices in children's literature, comes a brand new picture book about a beautiful bird, an unquenchable desire and plans gone awry...

About the Author

Chris Haughton is an Irish designer and illustrator, named one of Booktrust's Best New Illustrators in 2011. His debut picture book, A Bit Lost, is published into 19 different languages around the world and has won nine awards in seven countries, including the Dutch Picture Book of the Year and CBI Book of the Year. His second title, Oh No, George! came out in March 2012 and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award and the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Chris was also listed in Time Magazine's DESIGN 100 for his work with the fair trade company People Tree and he co-founded NODE, a fair trade social business in 2012. He lives in London, E8.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. J. Noyes TOP 100 REVIEWER on 13 April 2014
Format: Hardcover
A skilled reader could have a field day with this. Lots of opportunity for dramatic silences, voices, and ascending / descending phrases.

For a parent it's fun to read. Very few words mean the pictures have to work hard to tell the story. And they do. A family is out to catch a bird in their nets. The littlest family member wants to talk to the bird but is always shhed while the bigger family members use nets, ladders and other tools... but still can't catch him. Will someone succeed?

A wicked sense of humour pervades - size isn't everything. Simplicity often works best. And it's not always good to get what you wanted...

Simply but effectively (and memorably) illustrated. Very distinctive style. And excellent use of the simplest of text, that burgeoning readers will find themselves able to read.

Read it twice through to my three-year-old and we both laughed at all the mishaps and the ending.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Brown on 17 April 2014
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Although our 18 month old is perhaps a little young for this at the moment, she loves the rhythm of the text, loves the pictures, and repeats some of the phrases when we are out and about ("hello birdy!"). I love reading it to her, and I cant wait for her to understand the subtler humour when she's a little older. A good size, with bold illustration. Love it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Kim on 13 Dec. 2014
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great book. the colours are great, and its a good size. very funny story for both child and parent. my son loves to read along since each part is a pattern. i like the the surprise is always after the page flip. 1mo later, he still likes to read this very frequently.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By cardiffstu on 12 Jun. 2014
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Another beautifully illustrated Haughton book, with quite dark humour at times that many 4 and 5 year olds grasp quite easily. A pleasant moral to the story provided by the book's youngest character is not lost on children.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By helly on 14 April 2014
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LOVE oh no George by same author so was chuffed to see a new book by Chris Haughton. Striking and original illustrations and a good story, not many words but don't need them, the pictures do the talking! Love it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Liz on 26 Sept. 2014
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I like reading this book but wonder if my 2 year old does so much, she gets the idea they are trying to catch a bird but too young to understand story/humour
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr Toad on 20 May 2014
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Simple story, beautiful design and striking visuals. Just an all round cracking book. Another winner from Chris Haughton who never disappoints
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