Wednesday, 5 December 2012

My Dad's a Birdman

Finished December 4
My Dad's a Birdman by David Almond, illustrated by Polly Dunbar

This lovingly illustrated book tells the story of young Lizzie and her Dad. Without her mom, Lizzie has been looking after her dad, with the help of her Aunt Doreen, who pops in every now and then. Her headmaster, Mr. Mint has been very understanding of the challenges of her home life.
With the upcoming Great Human Bird Competition, dad has been putting together a set of wings so that he can enter the competition. At first Lizzie isn't sure, but she gradually comes around and decided to enter along with him. Aunt Doreen thinks they are both flighty, and enlists the help of Mr. Mint to talk them to the ground.
This is a lovely story of love, loss, and going on with life. A great book.

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