Bird (Hardcover)

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By Beatriz Martin Vidal (Illustrator)
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I've always been intrigued by books with no words. When I was young, the intrigue was disgust. I could not comprehend why or how there could be such a thing as a book with no words. As I grew, so did my appreciation for the artistry and creativity that has to go into these books. Beatriz Martin Vidal recently published a book with no words called Bird and, ironically, there are no words to describe it. The pictures are sequenced to the times of a black bird flying, while a little girl, dressed in white, begins to suit up for what looks like flying an airplane. She puts on a hat, goggles, and finally harnesses on her own wings. While the little girl is changing into her flight suit, the black bird morphs into a little boy. The two meet on a seesaw and as the little boy lands, the little girl takes flight.

The illustrations are absolutely exquisite- perhaps the best I have ever seen visually as well as evocatively. The most genius aspect of this book is that it allows the reader to come up with story after story in countless scenarios of how the little girl earned her wings, how she and the little boy know each other, and what it feels like to soar above the world. Okay, so I lied. There is one line of text on the back cover, "let your imagination fly"...and it truly does with Bird.

— From Kirstyn

About the Author

Beatriz Martin Vidal was born in Valladolid, Spain, and has a BFA from Salamanca's University and an Associate Degree in Illustration from Valladolid's Art School. Her work appears in novels, picture books, and editorial illustrations, and has been published in several countries, including Spain, Australia, Italy, and Mexico. Beatriz's work has been selected for the annual exhibition of the New York Society of Illustrators, and earned several prizes abroad.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781927018644
ISBN-10: 1927018641
Publisher: Simply Read Books
Publication Date: September 2015
Pages: 36
Language: English

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