By Derek Desierto

Picture Book

32 Pages

Ages 2-5

Feiwel & Friends / Macmillan

Hardcover – Kindle

A picture book from Derek Desierto about a bird who doesn’t fit in…at first!

It’s SO hot outside. All the fancy birds are gathered around the water, wishing they could cool off. But they don’t want to get wet and ruin their fine feathers.

Oddbird isn’t worried about his feathers; he wants to go for a refreshing dip. But he doesn’t fit in. He’s not fancy, or colorful. He’s just…different. The other birds don’t want him around. How can he join them?

Oddbird’s story is one all readers will relate to, and ultimately celebrate.

My Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Being different from other people doesn’t make you any less – Derek really hammers this home in Oddbird. While the other birds pick on him for being different they soon come to learn that he wants the same thing as them. Books like these need to get into as many children’s hands as possible. Great morals taught through extremely engaging books with stunning illustrations. Be yourself, it’s our differences that make us unique and Special – never hide who you really are!

About The Author

Derek Desierto, illustrator of Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes, is a Vancouver-based illustrator, designer, and overall nice guy from a nice family. His animation work has been recognized by the Ottawa International Animation Festival, the National Cartoonist Society, and 9 Story Media Group. Currently, he is living the dream as a freelance artist for animated TV shows and picture books. His ultimate goal in life is to meet Oprah and become one of her Favorite Things.

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Huge thanks to the people at Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan, for gifting me this book in exchange for my honest review. To get your hands on a copy just click the link below!

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To my readers, I really appreciate you taking the time out of your day to join me. You all are the reason I keep doing what I’m doing! I hope you all have a very blessed day!


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