We adore kids books and just had to share our favourite collection of bird inspired books on the market at the moment. These beautifully illustrated tales would make perfect additions to any mini-bookshelf...
This amazingly creative and colourful pop-up book Funny Birds is filled with 14 beautifully crafted exotic birds. Paper artist Philippe UG uses his extraordinary talent to bring to life an avian paradise, every turn of the page greeting you with a bright new feathered surprise. Anyone who loves beautiful design, whether young or old, will be enchanted by this exquisitely crafted book.
In Counting Birds, children are playfully taught to count by following a menagerie of birds through the journey of a day. From the early morning call of a lone cockerel, through to the sun setting upon two lovebirds in a cage, illustrator Alice Melvin takes you on a beautifully designed journey through numbers.
Acclaimed illustrator Jean-Luc Fromental has created an instant classic with 365 Penguins, an imaginative and wonderfully illustrated book. On the first day of the year, a family receives a surprise delivery, a penguin from a mysterious sender. Then every day after, for 365 consecutive days, they receive another penguin, the birds slowly filling their house until they are forced to spend a cold New Years Eve on their front lawn. With bold and simple illustrations that feel almost retro, combined with basic maths concepts, this story will not only entertain your child, but educate them too.
Oscar Bolton Green’s Bird Beak Book presents an informative yet fun overview of why bird's beaks are shaped the way they are. His clear-cut line drawings perfectly demonstrate how a pelicans uses it's big beak to scoop up fish, that a crossbills beak is crossed so it can crush pine cones and how a hummingbird stretches into a flower to reach the sweet nectar within. This simple yet beautiful book is as easy to follow as it is interesting.
Teach young ones the importance of acceptance with Crow, a beautifully illustrated tale about a crow that wants to fit in and tries to do so by painting his feathers different colours. When he only succeeds in scaring all the other birds away, you learn that being unique is a good thing and we should appreciate each other for who we are.
One of Little Gatherers personal all time favourite books has to be Chris Haughton's A Bit Lost. Read to Frankie and Ed at bedtime hundreds of times, this book never looses it's touch. A sweet little tale about a bird that falls from it's nest then tries to find it's mummy with the help of a slightly confused little squirrel, this story is brought to life through the most gorgeous, colourful illustrations. An absolute must have for any kids book collection and the perfect gift for little ones.