Bird and Bear and the Special Day by Ann James
Published by The Five Mile Press
This is the second Bird and Bear story by Ann James. In this story Bird and Bear go the park to share Bird’s ‘birrday’.The reader follows their day and the fun that they share together. There are three lovely concepts to learn about in this story. We subtly learn about opposites such as high and low. Bird and Bear enjoy a game of shadows that any child can enjoy. Lastly this story highlights the importance of friendship and how we can make each other’s day by simply keeping each other company.
Ann’s illustrations in this book suit the story’s theme by being simple outlined drawings filled with pastel and some bright colours. There is a warmth to the illustrations that I feel reflect the warmth of Bird and Bear’s friendship. The end papers are illustrated clouds but the front and back papers change in colour slightly to reflect the time of the day that the story starts and ends.
This is a lovely story, beautifully illustrated and great to share with others.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author/Illustrator: Ann James
Title: Bird and Bear and the Special Day
Publisher: The Five Mile Press
Published: May 2016