#bookreview The Go-Away Bird by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Catherine Rayner, published by Pan Macmillan on 7 March 2019

The Go-Away bird just wants to be left alone . . . but when she finds herself in trouble she soon realizes that sometimes everyone needs a friend.

The Go-Away Bird combines brilliant rhyming verse from much-loved children’s author Julia Donaldson, creator of the bestselling picture books The Gruffalo and What the Ladybird Heard, with stunning illustrations from the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal-winning Catherine Rayner. A charming story about the power of friendship from a thrilling creative partnership, this beautiful book is perfect for reading together.

My reading experience:

I would like to thank Netgalley and the publishers for my free ARC.

This is a beautiful children’s story with rhyming charm and enchanting illustrations. It has a wonderful theme of friendship that is a joy to read to children, be read by children, and for them to share with their friends. It is also a collectibles piece. The kaleidoscope colours of the birds mixed with the mixtures of emotions makes for a powerful story for any age.

I highly recommend this book and will be ordering my hard copy as a collectors item.


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