Loss, Laughs and Loony-Proof Love: My Dad’s A Birdman

Wednesday, June 18, 2008.

My Dad's A BirdmanAuthor: David Almond (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Polly Dunbar (on JOMB)
Published: 2007 Candlewick Press (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0763636673

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Airy illustrations, playful, British dialogue and sprightly dipping, gliding narrative give flight to a zany father-daughter adventure that dances delicately between tenderness, tomfoolery, hope and despair landing lightly in the comfort of allied abandon.

You can read the first three chapters of this book here.

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Comment by alicia padron

June 19, 2008 @ 1:00 pm

Thanks for posting about this book. I find the illustrations so beautiful. I researched a bit about her and she does amazing work. Her website is so alive, everything moves.. very cute :o)

I also listened to the podcast about you guys last night. It was great getting to take a glimpse behind the scenes. I think what you do is inspirational. Really out of love and passion for books! How awesome is that?! Your kids must be very happy with such cool parents who keep children’s books everywhere around the house :o)

Comment by Andrea

June 19, 2008 @ 1:56 pm

I agree, just looking at Polly Dunbar’s breezy, by turns humourous and touching illustrations makes me feel great.

I’m so glad you are inspired by JOMB. Thanks for telling us. Our girls do love JustOneMoreBook and everything it is to our family.

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