Poppy the Proud by Emlyn Chand (Illustrated by Sarah Shaw)
Evolved Publishing brings you the third of the charming and colorful Bird Brain Books series. This children's picture book, with full color illustrations by artist Sarah Shaw, is sure to bring great fun and the joy of reading to kids 3 years old and up. [DRM-Free]
[Children’s Picture Books, Birds, Animals, Values, Self-Esteem, Friendship, India]
Poppy is the prettiest peacock in the entire garden, but one day his privileged existence is upset when an all-white peacock is born and promptly named the most beautiful by a smitten flock. Intensely jealous, Poppy no longer knows where he fits in and decides to reclaim his title as the fairest bird in all the land, no matter what it takes.
In a desperate attempt to regain the admiration of his peers, Poppy steals items from the humans that visit his park. He wraps himself in a beautiful silk scarf, wears a series of ornate bangles around his neck, and even tries to dye his feathers with colored dust from a festive Holi celebration. Unfortunately, each of these attempts not only fails to improve his appearance, they actually make it worse. What’s a poor bird to do?
In this compelling tale of self-esteem, pride, and learning what makes each of us special, Poppy the peacock discovers that true beauty lies beneath the feathers.
Discover the Full Bird Brain Books Series
- Honey the Hero
- Davey the Detective
- Poppy the Proud
- Tommy Goes Trick-or-Treating
- Courtney Saves Christmas
- Vicky Finds a Valentine
- Izzy the Inventor
- Ricky the Runt
- Larry the Lonely
- Sammy Steals the Show
- Polly Wants to be a Pirate
What others are saying about the Bird Brain Books by Emlyn Chand
Poppy the Proud: "Poppy the Proud has so many great lessons in it - including teaching children that everyone is special and beautiful in their own way. The writing is perfect for the younger age set, and the beautiful illustrations by Sarah Shaw will help keep your little one engaged. My 5 year old loved it and reading Poppy brought about a conversation about bragging, friendship, and being special." – Karen Toz
Courtney Saves Christmas: "This book is so stinkin' cute. My kiddos loved it. The illustrations [by Noelle Giffin] are fun and really captivated my 4 and 5 year old. I love that Courtney's adventure began because she wanted to say, "thank you." What a great message to send during the holidays. I have a feeling this book will be read long after Christmas has come and gone." – Delphina “Delphina Reads Too Much”
Vicky Finds a Valentine: “This children's book is so cute and really let's young children know what being friends is all about. The illustrations, done once again by Noelle Giffin, lend a nice touch to a great book. This book is for the younger set up to about 9 years old. I highly recommend this book to be in any child's library. Both thumbs up!” – Naila Moon