By Great Kid Books

Sometimes a book really leaves me at a loss of words. This book, Bird, is hard to capture - it is a short, complex story, but one that is moving, beautiful and sensitive. It tells a story of a young boy whose family is torn apart by drugs; now this young boy is trying to make sense of it all. The author and illustrator together tell this story in a thoughtful, tender way. . . . This is a sensitive, realistic urban story that resonates with the life of many kids today. . . . In many ways, the artwork in this picture book open possibilities for us, the reader, to connect to Bird’s world — both the urban setting, and in his imagination. The illustrations never dominate the story, but they truly illuminate it — drawing the reader into the emotions and the texture of this boy’s life. —Great Kid Books