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Read a wonderful review of A Bird Like Himself by: Jill Bennett



A Bird Like Himself
Anahita Teymorian
Tiny Owl Publishing
When a chick emerges from a seemingly parentless egg, the animals living around take on the role of carers.

They do their very best and if nothing else they give their new infant plenty of love.


With such a variety of carers though, it’s not surprising that Baby – so called because he became everyone’s baby – has something of an identity crisis.
But with the winter fast approaching, it’s time for birds like Baby to be flying south to warmer climes and try as they might, none of the animals is able to demonstrate the techniques of flying …

a bird like himself 25So what will be the fate of Baby who as yet isn’t really like those other birds? Can he finally spread those wings of his and take flight? Perhaps, with the help of a special friend …

With its inherent themes of acceptance, parenting and caring, friendship and finding a place to fit in, this lovely book will resonate with adults as well as the many children I hope it will be shared with especially  with refugees from Syria being made to feel welcome in the UK as I write.

Author/illustrator Anahita Teymorian’s densely daubed illustrations are sheer delight. I absolutely love the final double spread whereon is revealed the significance of the chequer board design that appears on every spread – brilliant!

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Anahita Teymorian Signing books in Edinbourgh International Book Festival, August 2015.


More to read about this book:

  • A Bird Like Himself as described by a Guardian reader. Link
  • A review by Hazel G Mitchel. Link
  • A review by: Medicated Flower of Fashion. Link
  • A review by: Outside in the World. Link
  • A review by Creative Steps Magazine. Link
  • A review by: Let them be Small. Link
  • A Blog post by: Tin Owl Publishing: Link

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