North, South, East, West is a never-before-published picture book from Margaret Wise Brown and it is heartwarming. The bestselling author of classics like Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny held fast to a tradition of pulling heartstrings. This story is about a little bird’s first journey, brought to life by Geisel Award-winning illustrator Greg Pizzoli.
ABOUT THE BOOK
It’s time for a little bird to fly away
to the north, the south, the east, and the west.
Which direction will she like best?
If you’ve ever read Goodnight Moon or The Runaway Bunny, you know that Margaret Wise Brown had an amazing ability to effect a powerful reaction from her readers. With a few short pages, she did it again. North, South, East, West is a comforting picture book story about a little bird who flew in each direction to find which one she liked best.
My favorite line in the story is, “Her mother taught her to ride the wind and to fly above and below the storms, and to glide on the strength of the wind.” What a wonderful lesson encased in that sentence. Don’t hide from the storm, but let it carry you where you are going. <– That’s a powerful lesson on resilience!
The illustrations in this picture book, by Greg Pizzoli, are colorful and endearing.
“Exploring both the urge to explore and the desire for the familiar, Brown’s story speaks directly to longings at the core of childhood.” — Publishers Weekly
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North, South, East, West is avaiable at retailers nationwide and on Amazon.