Margaret Wise Brown The Dead Bird Books & Journals

The Dead Bird

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This New York Times Best Illustrated Book is a heartwarming classic by beloved children’s book author Margaret Wise Brown and gorgeously reillustrated for a contemporary audience by the critically acclaimed, Caldecott Honor winning illustrator Christian Robinson.

One day, the children find a bird lying on its side with its eyes closed and no heartbeat. They are very sorry, so they decide to say good-bye. In the park, they dig a hole for the bird and cover it with warm sweet-ferns and flowers. Finally, they sing sweet songs to send the little bird on its way.

A beautiful book to share with children beginning to grapple with loss.