Feathers For Phoebe
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Feathers For Phoebe

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Phoebe is small, grey, and ordinary - very ordinary. ′I want to get noticed!′ she declares.

Zelda is glamorous, talented and famous - and she runs the most popular beauty salon in the forest. And she′s only too happy to help Phoebe become the bird she′s always wanted to be. First a little feather headdress, then wing extensions - until Phoebe is transformed into a Diva.

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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published November 1st 2010 by Harper Collins Australia (first published January 1st 2010)
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Carole Roman
Phoebe is a small gray bird who feels lost in a forest of colorful creatures. She wants to stand out in the crowd, so she goes to Zelda, a sort of uber bird stylist. Zelda suggests adding crests, tails, wings, all sorts of wonderfully colorful feathers that cover up the drab little bird. Soon, she looks like a Vegas showgirl and as she sings and struts, she realizes that not only is her new finery cumbersome, it is not getting her the attention she desires. A cute ending makes Phoebe realize all...more
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What an utterly stunning picture book this is; I absolutely adore the pictures and love the meaning behind the plot. I can see it being favoured by children of all ages and it is a credit to the author that it is presented in such a way that younger children would ultimately get the drift of the ‘belonging’ subtext. I am sure they would be absorbed by the beautiful illustrations and the upbeat text again and again.

It definitely has a great message about belonging and wanting to belong. While th...more
Bec
This book teachers kids a good leson (ok maybe adults but kids will eventually get it) and when read by the very talented local childrens librarian came to life and was totally entertaining - full of bright colours and great characters
Maddy
It is the best picture book I've ever read. If I was a book rater, I'd rate it 5 golden stars. It teaches a marvellous lesson.
Jen
pictures are WONDERFUL. but the ending feels a little abrupt. Great discussion starter for self-acceptance and beauty.
Petra
Read for National Simultaneous Storytime 2011. We had great fun reading this book and dressing up!
Librarychick4405
Really good fun to read aloud with lots of actions and voices.
Penny
Great pictures, great story. Good resource.
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