Build Like a Bird
Found Object Bird

A Home for Bird

by Philip C. Stead

Rarely have we met an amphibian as thoughtful, compassionate and resourceful as Vernon the toad in A Home for Bird. While out foraging for found objects, Vernon meets his new friend Bird who seems to be lost and very homesick. Rising to the often humorous challenge of finding Bird’s home, the two set off in a teacup (my favorite illustration in the book!) on a determined journey.

A Home for Bird

A Home for Bird

Vernon has several ideas of possible home for Bird and each failed attempt allows the reader to love Vernon and his friendship and loyalty a little bit more. Bird’s home is finally discovered in a most cheerful spot, giving Vernon and readers an ending to cheer about.

Like the story itself, Philip Stead’s crayon and gouche illustrations are delightfully full of heart and details and most appealing to children of all ages. Revisit this book often and take a little bit longer each time to enjoy the journey of new discoveries.

A Home for Bird


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