Clever Little Bird is a beautifully illustrated children's picture book that will appeal to adults and children, but especially to ages 3 to 8 years old. The story begins at Kincaid Park in Anchorage, Alaska where Auggie, a bored bull moose lives. He meets a noisy magpie named Maggie who offers to eat his pesky mosquitos and the two become friends.
Maggie learns that Auggie feels lonely and thinks he looks weird. He misses his brother who ventured off to the Chugach Mountains. Maggie suggests a visit and her clever behavior convinces Auggie to invite her to be his "eyes above". As lookout, Maggie leads him along city trails and finds ways to solve problems they encounter. Through their friendship Auggie discovers that Maggie is not the annoying birdbrain that her reputation suggests, but that she is actually quite clever. By the end of the story Auggie learns a valuable lesson about friendship. Maggie proves she is not a birdbrain!
Join these characters on a reading adventure that features the unique scenery of Anchorage, Alaska. Children will happily engage with the "bird talk" dialog throughout the book and take away lessons about first impressions and friendship. Everyone will delight in the whimsical and expressive art created by Chris Floyd.