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Little Bird's Day

SHORTLISTED – 2020 CBCA Award for New Illustrator

NOTABLES – 2020 CBCA Picture Book of the Year Book Award
NOTABLES – 2020 CBCA Book of the Year: Early Childhood

Inaugural Kestin Indigenous Illustrator Award Winner

A simple, universal story of a day in the life of Little Bird as she sings the world alive, flies with Cloud, travels with Wind, nestles with Moon and dreams of flying among the stars. Sally's beautiful words and Johnny's sensitive artwork combine to make this a beautiful, distinctive publication with global appeal. Johnny infuses his illustrations with his fine-art aesthetic, his traditional motifs and a quirky sense of humour.


Praise for Little Bird's Day

"Little Bird’s Day by Sally Morgan and Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr is a simple but beautifully told story that celebrates the creatures of the outback and honours the elements in just the perfect amount of words and a handful of colours."
Frances Atkinson, The Saturday Age

"Little Bird’s Day perfectly fuses text and image to create a masterpiece which is a delight to read."
CBCA Reading Time

Sally Morgan

Sally Morgan is one of Australia’s best-known Aboriginal artists and writers. She belongs to the Palyku people from the eastern Pilbara region of Western Australia. Her widely-acclaimed first book, My Place, has sold over half a million copies and is...

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Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr

Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr is a Yolŋu man from the Ganalbingu clan and is known for his paintings of Ganalbingu song lines as well as his mother’s Wägilak clan stories. Along with other members of his clan, Johnny keeps culture strong...

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Johnny Malibirr talks about the process of illustrating 'Little Bird's Day'. Johnny won the inaugural Kestin illustrator award from Magabala Books in 2018
from Gapuwiyak Arts.

Illustrator, Johnny Warrkatja, reads the book he illustrated, 'Little Bird's Day', to 'Bapi' class at Gapuwiyak School in NE Arnhem Land
from Gapuwiyak Arts.

Visit Gapuwiyak Culture and Arts Aboriginal Corporation to learn more about Johnny’s art.

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