The place: Central Park, Earth. The time: Now. What does a migrating bird have to tell us humans about how to treat each other?
Little Bird's Big Message is a picture book for age 0-5, with themes of antiracism, diversity, and kindness and social justice. The story is narrated by one of the birds in Central Park, telling the people, as children, how to interact with our fellow humans by listening rather than making assumptions, with humility rather than entitlement, by acknowledging our many differences as well as by finding common ground. With charming images of children of different races, cultures, abilities and gender identities modeling positive interactions, Little Bird implores the reader to take care of the earth and love its inhabitants. Easily understandable symbols of peace, diversity, equity, environmental stewardship and freedom from oppression are seen throughout the book.
Using simple rhyming text and thoughtful colorful illustrations this book conveys important social and even spiritual messages in an accessible and adorable way for very young children. An essential and timely modern classic.