A clever and whimsical environmental fable about a bird who is a human-watcher from a dynamic author-illustrator duo.
Warble is a small yellow warbler who lives on the beautiful island of Icyland, where he pursues his hobby of human watching. But on a warm day, a deep fog rolls in and obscures his view. The rest of the birds don’t seem to notice the fog or the other changes Warble observes on the island. The more the fog is ignored, the more it spreads. When a Red-hooded Spectacled Female (Juvenile) appears, Warble discovers that he’s not the only one who notices the fog. Will they be able to find others who can see it too? And is the fog here to stay? Kyo Maclear’s witty story, brought to life with the delicate, misty artwork of Kenard Pak, is a poignant yet humorous reminder of the importance of environmental awareness.
KYO MACLEAR is a novelist, essayist and children’s author. She was born in London, England and moved to Toronto at the age of four. Kyo holds an Honors B.A. in Fine Art and Art History and an M.A. in Cultural… More about Kyo Maclear
Hardcover | $16.99
Published by Tundra Books May 16, 2017| 48 Pages| 8 x 11| 4-8 years| ISBN 9781770494923
“Maclear (The Liszts) and Pak (When the World Is Dreaming) deliver readers to an icy island overtaken by a persistent fog in this haunting but hopeful allegory.” —Publishers Weekly
“This book is a tribute to all those wonderful people (and birds) who are bothered, and who understand that it is important to see, and confront, the problems that face us all.” —Through the Looking Glass Children’s Book Reviews
“A perfect and gentle introduction to environmental issues for young readers everywhere.” —Picture Books Blogger
PRAISE FOR Julia, Child (by Kyo Maclear):
“Maclear, who began her career writing for adults, has turned in to one of the country’s best children’s authors….I guarantee it’ll leave you hungry.” —The National Post
“[A] delicious new children’s book….” —The Toronto Star
“Julie Morstad can do no wrong, and mixed with Maclear’s musings on who these women might have been as girls, Julia, Child cooks up some real magic.” —Huffington Post
PRAISE FOR Flowers Are Calling (illustrated by Kenard Pak):
“Pak’s pretty, digitally worked watercolors achieve equilibrium between stylized reduction and naturalistic verisimilitude.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Beautifully subdued watercolor and digital media illustrations, at times reminiscent of Jon Klassen’s work, will draw readers into the text about symbiotic relationship between flowers and their pollinators.” —Booklist