Purple little bird

by Foley, Greg E., 1969-

Format: Print Book 2011
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Purple Little Bird lives in a very purple world:

He has a purple little house and a purple little garden.

But somehow, it's just not quite perfect.

So Purple Little Bird sets off to find the perfect place for him--and discovers it in a most unexpected way.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The theme color (purple) and the look (childlike illustrations on a clean white background) each recall Crockett Johnson's classic, Harold and the Purple Crayon (1955). While Harold's own vivid imagination powered that story, here, Purple Little Bird needs to be helped out of his comfort zone by some animal friends. The purple perfectionist tries hard to make his hous. perfect. but as close as he gets, it just isn't right. He visits a series of animals seekin. a truly perfect place. but their homes don't suit him either. The introduction to colors and aspects of various animals' habitats, along with the repetitive story line, make this ideal for young children. Purple Little Bird, with his bright color, oversize head, and anxious expression, is plenty appealing, while the simple, bright paintings, loosely outlined in textured black line, suitably complement the brief text. The resolution, in which Purple Little Bird learns the rather Buddhist lesson that perfection is truly found only in imperfection, satisfies.--Foote, Dian. Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Foley's (Willoughby & the Moon) friendly cartoon illustrations and spare text deliver his grass-is-greener moral without ambiguity. The story starts out engagingly, as Purple Little Bird knocks himself out baking purple cookies, adjusting picture frames, and repairing the plumbing to make his purple little house "perfect." But the dissatisfied bird soon leaves, in search of a house that's even better, "a truly perfect place." He rejects Brown Bear's cave ("It's too dark!"), Gray Goat's steep cliff ("It's too windy!"), and Yellow Camel's desert ("It's too dusty"), circling the globe until he stumbles upon his own purple little house again. Now he sees it with fresh eyes: "It's much too purple!" he says, and sets about painting it with the colors he's seen during his journey. Purple Little Bird is oddly driven, a critical overachiever of the sort that more often provides the target for picture book humor rather than its hero. Nonetheless, Foley's big, loose black lines and off-register swaths of color provide warmth and a consistently cheerful energy-above all, this is a cry for moderation in all things. Ages 4-7. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Dwellings -- Fiction.
Contentment -- Fiction.
Birds -- Fiction.
Animals -- Fiction.
Color -- Fiction.
Dwellings -- Juvenile fiction.
Contentment -- Juvenile fiction.
Birds -- Juvenile fiction.
Animals -- Juvenile fiction.
Color -- Juvenile fiction.
Publisher New York :Balzer + Bray,2011
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780062008282 (trade bdg.) :
0062008285 (trade bdg.)
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