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4.41  ·  Rating details ·  32 ratings  ·  8 reviews
A stunning gift to treasure from the astonishingly talented illustrator of Animalphabet by Julia Donaldson.

Starbird is an original fable about freedom and love. This unique book shimmers with shiny silver foil throughout its pages, and Sharon King-Chai's intricate illustrations of plants and animals are utterly beautiful.

Starbird's songs weave the richest dreams and deli
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published September 5th 2019 by Two Hoots
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Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“Exquisite, timeless” - this picture book certainly lives up to this publisher's description. This is the perfect gift for anyone from the lover of art to the collector of fine books. It would make a very special gift for the newborn or new parent.

Not only has the Australian author now living in London written a fable that readers will love, but Sharon King-Chai's illustrations attract from the strong colours of the covers to the simplicity single leaf on the last page. The title page with its
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Once upon a time there was a king. He was called the Moon King and was soon to become a father. Planning a gift for
his first-born, he knew that gems and jewels were not enough. He wanted the most splendid present for his daughter. His gift to her would be the legendary Starbird, of whose song wove beautiful dreams, wonder and happiness.

He soon sets off to capture Starbird, not realising the unhappiness it will bring.

An original fable about love, freedom and kindness of others, the illustrations
Dec 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is gorgeous!!
Nov 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
There was only one Starbird - the beautiful and enchanted creature whose song wove the most magical dreams. The Moon King wanted this bird to give as a gift to his new daughter as gold and jewels would not be enough, so he captured the bird. The bird sung songs for the princess and lured her to sleep into the most magnificent dreams. But as the girl grew older she recognised the Starbird wasn’t happy, so let it free.
However, the Moon King was furious and searched for the Starbird to return it. A
Apr 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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The illustrations in this book are stunning, and the story holds its own: a simple and effective tale of a parent admitting to a mistake.
Lisa D. Kerr
Oct 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I can't possibly think of a more beautifully illustrated book. I saw this on Twitter one day, posted by the publisher, Two Hoots, and had to order it immediately even though that meant ordering through the U.K. It's now more readily available in the U.S. Sharon King-Chai is a new-to-me illustrator of children's books based in London. Her work is absolutely stunning and multi-layered. From dark shadows to single tears to single feathers to full spreads of animals and landscapes magically imagined ...more
Jan 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Gorgeous illustrations! Beautifully done book. But the text... Well it seemed a bit flat to me. Having said that I would have bought that book again given the choice - just to experience the joy of looking at the illustrations.
Lisa Allen
Jan 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Utterly gorgeous.
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