Birdsong: A Story in Pictures - James Sturm

Inspired by the Japanese art of kamishibai, or “paper theater,” James Sturm’s wordless story is meant to be the inspiration for a performance. A boy and girl are cruelly teasing animals in a forest when a frightened bird takes flight. The children give chase up a mountainside and find themselves confronted with a mystical man who has feathers emerging from his clothing. With a flash like lightning, the children are transformed—into monkeys. Eventually captured by humans and put into a carnival show, they receive some of the cruel treatment they had earlier perpetrated themselves. In keeping with kamishibai tradition, Birdsong (Toon, $12.95) contains a lesson for young readers to discover as they turn the pages. Ages 5-8.

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ISBN: 9781935179948
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Published: Toon Books - April 5th, 2016

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