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A House for Every Bird

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A young artist's drawings rebel against her when she tries to put her sketched birds in houses that match how they look, but not how they feel in this hilarious picture book perfect for readers of Julian is a Mermaid and The Big Orange Splot.

A young artist has drawn birds and bird houses in corresponding colors. Now it's time to match them up. The blue bird goes in the blue house, the orange bird in the orange house, and so on. But wait! The birds don't agree with the narrator's choices and, much to her distress, are rebelling by swapping houses. Can the narrator make the birds see sense? Or is it possible that you just can't tell a bird by its feathers?

"This bighearted picture book delivers a worthwhile message with humor and great respect for young readers."--The Horn Book

"A fresh and funny take on an old moral."--Kirkus

"Both Maynor's dialogue text and Juanita's digital art have a loose, improvisational feel that captures the thrill and frustration of a work in progress--and the value of empathy and flexibility in getting to know others."--Publishers Weekly

"Use this to open a discussion on using words rather than assumptions, or as an introduction to the way art can go in unexpected directions."--The Bulletin

ISBN-13: 9781984896483

Media Type: Hardcover

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: 02-16-2021

Pages: 32

Product Dimensions: 9.10h x 11.30w x 0.50d

Age Range: 3 - 6 Years

Megan is also the author of The Sandcastle That Lola Built, Helga Makes a Name for Herself, Ella and Penguin Stick Together and Ella and Penguin, A Perfect Match. She lives outside Minneapolis with one husband, three kids, and one rabbit. Learn more about Megan and her work at or on Twitter at @Megan_Maynor.

Kaylani is an illustrator based in Fairfield, CA who illustrates inclusive picture books, editorial art, and afros. She earned a Coretta Scott King Honor Award for her work in Magnificent Homespun Brown and a Stonewall Award for When Aiden Became a Brother. California grown and raised, she's studied at Cal Arts and CCA for a BFA in Illustration. Her mission as an artist is to support the stories of the under represented and create new ways for people to imagine themselves. Learn more about Kaylani at http: // and on Instagram and Twitter.