Little Bird’s Day
Sally Morgan, Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr
A simple, universal story of a day in the life of Little Bird as she sings the world alive, flies with Cloud, travels with Wind, nestles with Moon and dreams of flying among the stars. Sally’s gentle words and Johnny’s intricate artwork combine to make this a beautiful, distinctive publication with global appeal. Johnny infuses his illustrations with his fine-art aesthetic, his traditional motifs and a quirky sense of humour.
Little Bird’s Day by Sally Morgan and Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr is a simple but beautifully told story that celebrates the creatures of the outback and honours the elements in just the perfect amount of words and a handful of colours.
Little Bird’s Day perfectly fuses text and image to create a masterpiece which is a delight to read.
NOTABLES, 2020 CBCA Book of the Year Awards, Picture Book of the Year
NOTABLES, 2022 CBCA Book of the Year Awards, Early Childhood
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Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr
Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr is a Yolŋu man from the Ganalbingu clan and is known for his paintings of Ganalbingu song lines as well as his mother’s Wägilak clan stories. Along with other members of his clan, Johnny keeps culture strong through painting, song, dance and ceremony.
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