"Shimmering, color-saturated landscapes and a message about cherishing small things make this English-language debut by a Swiss team an unexpected treasure." - Starred Review
, Publishers Weekly
"Uplifting in more ways than one, this prizewinning import suggests that little things can change lives - and perhaps even the world." - Starred Review
, Kirkus Reviews
Children's picture books – the best of them, at least – have this magical quality of speaking to young hearts with expressive simplicity, but also engaging grown-up minds with subtle reflections on the human condition. Such is the case of Little Bird
(public library) by Swiss author-illustrator duo Germano Zullo and Albertine, published by the wonderful Enchanted Lion Books. Illustrated in Albertine's signature style of soft, colorful minimalism, this little gem is like a beautiful silent film, only in vibrant hues and on paper
. – Brain Pickings
"An impressive picture book that is modern, fresh and will have readers looking for tiny treasures in their lives too." - Waking Brain Cells
"I'm a big fan of Brooklyn-based publishing company Enchanted Lion [...] they always have excellent taste in artists and unique storytellers. Their latest release, a prizewinning Swiss import [Little Bird], is no exception." - Ben Partridge, Apartment Therapy
It's high time we here in the U.S. started paying better attention to books published internationally.
Take for instance, Little Bird
, winner of the 2011 Prix Sorcières for illustration (the French Caldecott).
Yes, the book is visually stunning. It's clear why it won an award for illustrations. But it's a great story, too. About the small things in life. About keeping your eyes open for the little ways that make every day different, unique, and a day to be treasured. – A Year of Reading