Illustrated by Bonnie Lui
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Format:Hardcover $18.99 $23.99 CAD
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Chloe loves many things—bugs, the dark, and especially broken or forgotten objects. But she doesn’t seem to care for birds. When a mischievous crow appears in her backyard, Chloe steps out of her comfort zone and offers the curious creature a bite of her lunch. In return, Crow brings Chloe a beautiful button. Inspired by a true account of an unexpected friendship between a young girl and a crow, this thoughtful story explores misunderstandings and the value of everyday treasures.
Praise for My Little Thief:Booklist
"The delightfully quirky tale, inspired by a real news story, is full of sweet surprises....Playful mixed-media illustrations are expressive and detailed, wonderfully conveying both human and crow high jinks. An irresistible avian adventure that will have readers seeking out amicable bird allies of their own."
"A comically tricky interspecies friendship…. Chloe’s no fan of birds, but the two embark on an extended exchange of tokens…. But one of the bird’s gifts, a bright turquoise earring, lands Chloe in hot water when a classmate says it was appropriated from a bathroom windowsill. Is it theft—or just a crow being a crow? Crow’s entrance energizes the lines, and mixed-media, cartoon animation–style art by Lui (ABC of Feelings) develops Chloe’s individuality and openness to the world around her."Publishers Weekly
- On Sale
- Mar 7, 2023
- Page Count
- 40 pages
- Christy Ottaviano Books