From Margaret Wise Brown, the bestselling author of classics like Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, comes a never-before-published story about a little bird’s first journey, brought to life by Geisel Award-winning illustrator Greg Pizzoli.
“Exploring both the urge to explore and the desire for the familiar, Brown’s story speaks directly to longings at the core of childhood.” (Publishers Weekly)
A little bird is born in the East among the Sycamore trees and as she grew her mom taught her all about flying and the importance of direction. The little bird is excited to see the world. She is curious to know which way to go and decides to check out the whole world to find out which place to settle and build her home.
It’s time for a little bird to fly away
to the north, the south, the east, and the west.
Which direction will she like best?
North, South, East, West, written by the beloved children’s author Margaret Wise Brown (Goodnight Moon) follows the bird on her adventures in every direction. She sees the snow in the south pole, the hot sun of the north, the dry plains of the west, and eventually lands back at home in the east. After seeing the world, you see the young bird grow into a mother with new little baby birds. They all ask the same question, “When we fly away, which is best, North, South, East, or West?” It’s a beautiful reminder that we raise our children to leave the nest, but hopefully they will feel like there is no place like home. This book brought me and my girls a lot of smiles!
About the Author: Margaret Wise Brown, cherished for her unique ability to convey a child’s experience and perspective of the world, transformed the landscape of children’s literature with such beloved classics as Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. Other perennial favorites by Ms. Brown include Nibble Nibble, My World, Where Have You Been?, Christmas in the Barn, The Dead Bird, and Sneakers, the Seaside Cat.
About the Illustrator: Greg Pizzoli is the author and illustrator of several books, including the Geisel Award-winning The Watermelon Seed, as well as Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower and Good Night Owl. He lives in Philadelphia. Visit him online at www.gregpizzoli.com.
List Price: $ 17.99 (Available through Amazon Prime)