Kid’s Book Review: One Little Bird

Kid’s Book Review: One Little Bird

About the Book and Author

This beautifully illustrated picture book for young children has an environmental message for humans, reminding them of the importance of sharing our planet and not being greedy so all the animals can retain their homes too.

This amusing and thought-provoking story has been written by Sheryl Webster, illustrated by Helen Shoesmith and is published by Oxford University Press.

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Sheryl Webster worked as a primary school teacher before taking a career break to bring up her family, which also allowed her more time to spend on her love of writing.

When teaching, her big passion was helping children to develop the skills they needed to learn to read, and encouraging them to develop a love of books. Even now she love nothing more than seeing her own children with their nose in a book.

The greatest inspiration for her own writing is her children, who provide her with an abundance of new ideas on a daily basis.

Helen Shoesmith graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in 2006 with a degree in Graphic Arts & went on to achieve a Masters in Illustration for Children at the North East Wales School of Art & Design in 2008.

She always starts with a sketchbook before colouring the image up digitally (though she sometimes uses watercolour and pencil too). Her favourite part of the process is adding in the detail. As a child she always loved the little hidden extras you could find in each scene in a book and this is something she like to apply to my work today.

Book Review

I like it because when the mean people chop down the animals homes the animals move into the people's homes and cars because they have nowhere to live

Edith’s Mum says: This is a lovely book with a great message about conservation, but it is told in a fun way to help young children to understand the importance of protecting the environment and the world we live in.

I n summary it is a really lovely story to read with some beautifully illustrated pictures which helped bring it to life for my daughter.

I would say it’s aimed at 3 – 5 year olds and will appeal to people who enjoy reading something a bit different.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Edith
  • Age: 3 years
  • Likes: swimming, Lego and outdoor play
  • Dislikes: the dark and loud noises
  • Favourite Book: The Kitchen Disco by Clare Foges
  • Favourite Song: Miss Polly had a Dolly
  • Favourite Film: Spiderman