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


A Bird Like Himself

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 …

So 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 …



An extract from A Bird Like Himself
The final double spread from: A Bird Like Himself

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!



*There is also The Clever Mouse from Anahita Teymorian published by Tiny Owl.


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More to read about A Bird Like Himself:

  • A review by a parent in the Guardian Witness. Link
  • A review by Hazel Mitchell. Link
  • A review by Medicated Flower of Fashion. Link
  • A review by Outside in World. Link
  • A review by Creative Steps. Link
  • A review by Let them be small blog. Link
  • A Life lesson through a story. Link
  • A picture report from EDBF. Link


  • More to read about the Clever Mouse:
    • A review by Books for Keep. Link
    • A Picture report from EDBF. Link
    • A Life lesson through a story. Link




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