Oddbird (Hardcover)

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Oddbird doesn’t fit in…at first. Readers will delight in this story about the joys of being oneself.

It’s SO hot outside. All the fancy birds are gathered around the water, wishing they could cool off. But they don’t want to get wet and ruin their fine feathers.

Oddbird isn’t worried about his feathers; he wants to go for a refreshing dip. But he doesn’t fit in. He’s not fancy, or colorful. He’s just…different. The other birds don't want him around. How can he join them?

Oddbird's story is one all readers will relate to, and ultimately celebrate.

About the Author

Derek Desierto, illustrator of Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes, is a Vancouver-based illustrator, designer, and overall nice guy from a nice family. His animation work has been recognized by the Ottawa International Animation Festival, the National Cartoonist Society, and 9 Story Media Group. Currently, he is living the dream as a freelance artist for animated TV shows and picture books. His ultimate goal in life is to meet Oprah and become one of her Favorite Things.

Praise For…

"The messaging of self-acceptance and embracing who you are on the inside is welcome...a strong contribution to picture books celebrating diversity and inclusion." —Booklist magazine

"...a little bit of bravery goes a long way.... Young readers will understand the appeal of a cool pool on a hot day and will appreciate Oddbird’s willingness to go against the grain in pursuit of a swim." —Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250765314
ISBN-10: 1250765315
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: May 25th, 2021
Pages: 32
Language: English