Little Wing by Katherine Battersby
Published by University of Queensland Press
"On the smallest island, in the tallest tree, lives the world's smartest animal." Little Wing is the story of a bird that lives alone on a deserted island with nothing to keep him company but a artel of books which landed on his island when he was just an egg. Like a fledgling child, Little Wing learnt to read with the first book and how to write with the second book opening up a whole new world beyond his little island in the ocean. He spends his days learning about important subject like maths and science and before long the relationship morphs into one of teaching to his friends.
While he learnt about everything he could, Little Wing always felt like there was a small part of him was unfulfilled - he didn't know what he was and where he came from. He tried everything to solve his problem - he knew he wasn't a fish or a baker before long.
One day, something flew over his island high in the sky that had the same "fluffy stuff" and "clacky bit" that he did. Once again Little Wing turned to his books to find out all about flying, but then an idea struck him; he would try to fly! Travelling the world Little Wing found another island filled with birds of all shapes and sizes, he was the happiest bird amongst his new friends.
Little Wing captures the imagination of a child trying to find their way in the world. It is colourful and eye-catching. The perfect combination of an adventure story and trying to find your way in the world.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Katherine Battersby
Title: Little Wing
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
Published: August 2016