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A Bird Like Himself

UK only

£11.99 £5.99 (hardback)


£7.99 £3.99 (paperback)


A Bird Like Himself is an endearing animal story about an unusual family.

One day a large egg is left in a forest. A baby chick makes its way into the world. But its mother isn’t there… Instead a wonderfully unlikely assortment of foster parents take over the job looking after the new baby. They give their new infant plenty of love but with winter fast approaching, it’s time for birds like Baby to be flying south. Try as they might, none of the animals can teach Baby to fly. Will Baby finally be able to spread his wings and take flight? Perhaps, with the help of a special friend…This is a heart-warming story about the value of feeling loved and celebrating your individuality.

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Meet the author and illustrator


Author and illustrator Anahita Teymorian also works with animation in her native Iran. Her books are known all over the world, and her work has been featured in major international exhibitions. She has won awards at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair and the Noma Concours. Other books for Tiny Owl include The Clever Mouse (2015) and There’s Room for Everyone (2018).

Read an interview with Anahita

Read more about A Bird Like Himself:
  • A Bird Like Himself as described by the Guardian reader. Link
  • Read an interview with the author/illustrator here.
  • Visiting Anahita at her gallery in Tehran. A blog post. Link
  • Hazel Mitchell’s words. Link
  • A review by Medicated Follower of Fashion. link
  • A review by: Outside in World. Link
  • A review by; Creative Steps. Link
  • A review by: Let Them Be Small. Link
  • A review by Jill Bennett. Link
  • A life lesson through a story. Link
  • A picture report from EDBF. Link
  • The value of finding and celebrating your gifts. A review by Laura Davies for Outside in World
  • Exciting new paperbacks soon to be released
  • blogpost: Children’s Easter holiday becomes lovelier by reading inspiring books
  • blog: Who am I? The importance of identity in children’s books
  • blog: An endearing tale of parental love!
  • review by Mirrors Windows Doors: Such a clever, beautifully crafted book!
  • Stories have long long legs – read lovely words from Anahita Teymorian
  • This book was reviewed for Perfect Picture Book Friday.


Mirrors Windows Doors

One of those picture books that offers something special to young children and adults alike.

Patricia Nozell

A deceptively simple, gorgeously illustrated, multi-layered picture book that’s fun to read.

Outside in World

A funny, understated story about the importance of parental love and of growing up.

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