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Barnaby

by Andrea Curtis, illustrated by Kass Reich

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list price: $19.95
edition:Hardcover
published: Apr 2021
ISBN:9781771473705
publisher: Owlkids Books Inc.
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A vain blue budgie flies the coop only to find that there's no place like home
Barnaby is a blue budgie who’s got it all: a golden cage, bells to jingle-jangle, and an owner who gives him all the snacks and attention he wants. Until his owner brings home a “friend” for Barnaby: a little yellow canary.
Barnaby is not happy. When his tantrums don’t convince his owner to get rid of the canary, Barnaby flies away and ends up hopelessly lost. While stopping for a rest, he encounters a flock of wild sparrows. At first, he looks down his beak at the drab, brown birds. But, growing hungrier and thirstier, he realizes he has a lot to learn from them.
Soon Barnaby is a part of their flock, scavenging for seeds and riding on the wind. But Barnaby can’t forget his former home, and every night he searches for his owner’s house using tricks the sparrows taught him. Finally, he finds it, and Barnaby returns home a changed bird. With subtle messages about sibling rivalry and jealousy, readers will enjoy Barnaby’s antics and the sweet conclusion to this story.

About the Authors

Andrea Curtis

ANDREA CURTIS writes for children and adults. When she’s not reading or teaching writing to kids, she can be found hiking, swimming, running, hitting balls or trying to stand on her head (not all at the same time). She lives in Toronto, Ontario with her family.

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Kass Reich

KASS REICH is an artist and educator. She graduated with a degree in Art Education from Concordia University, then worked in Beijing as an early childhood educator for nearly three years. Working with little ones inspired her to start making picture books for young learners. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
3 to 7
Grade:
k to 5
Editorial Review

"[Curtis uses] poetic figures of speech... Reich’s gouache paintings with colored pencil are honey-toned and golden... Full of feeling."

— Kirkus Reviews – STARRED REVIEW

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