The Go-Away Bird

The Go-Away Bird

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Description

A gorgeous story about friendship and working together from a star picture-book partnership, the bestselling Julia Donaldson and award-winning Catherine Rayner.

'The Go-Away bird sat up in her nest,
With her fine grey wings and her fine grey crest.'

One by one, the other birds fly into her tree, wanting to talk or to play, but the Go-Away bird just shakes her head and sends them all away. But then the dangerous Get-You bird comes along, and she soon realizes that she might need some friends after all . . .

The Go-Away Bird combines brilliant rhyming verse from much-loved children's author Julia Donaldson, creator of the bestselling picture books The Gruffalo and What the Ladybird Heard, with stunning illustrations from the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal-winning Catherine Rayner. A charming story about the power of friendship from a thrilling creative partnership, this beautiful book is perfect for reading together.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 259 x 287 x 14mm | 496g
  • MACMILLAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1509843582
  • 9781509843589
  • 19,818

Review quote

Catherine's illustrations make Julia's catchy rhyming story sing on the page. I love this book's beautiful message about friendship, forgiveness and not taking others for granted -- Rachael Davis * Picture Book Perfect * This is 2020's most anticipated release - and yet another potential children's classic by Julia Donaldson, who teams up with the award-winning Catherine Rayner for the striking story told in her trademark rhyming format. You may not always want company, but everyone needs friends sometimes. Lovely story and gorgeous illustrations that will bear
repeated bedtime readings * I News *
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About Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the author of some of the world's best-loved children's books, including the modern classic The Gruffalo, which has sold over 17 million copies worldwide, and the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard adventures. Julia also writes fiction, including the Princess Mirror-Belle books illustrated by Lydia Monks, as well as poems, plays and songs - and her brilliant live shows are always in demand. She was Children's Laureate 2011-13, is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and has been honoured with a CBE for services to Literature. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between West Sussex and Edinburgh.

Catherine Rayner studied illustration at Edinburgh College of Art. She fell in love with the city and still lives there with her young family and a small menagerie of creatures including Shannon the horse, Ena the cat and a goldfish called Richard, all of whom inspire her work. Catherine won the Best New Illustrator Award at the Booktrust Early Years Awards for Augustus and His Smile and has been awarded the prestigious CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal. Catherine's other titles for Macmillan include the critically acclaimed Solomon Crocodile and the award-winning Smelly Louie.
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Rating details

142 ratings
4.15 out of 5 stars
5 40% (57)
4 38% (54)
3 20% (29)
2 0% (0)
1 1% (2)
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