Join us for the launch of Baby Bird, a beautifully illustrated children's book by Andrew Gibbs and Zosienka. Refreshments will be provided, and local illustrator Zosienka will be signing copies of the book. Attendance is free but please reserve your place in advance (via the link below) as space is limited.
‘All birds are born to fly,’ thinks Baby Bird, watching the other hatchlings leave the nest. ‘I suppose it’s now or never…’ But one of Baby’s wings is twisted and shrunken and not at all like the other one. Instead of flying, Baby plummets to the ground. There, Baby makes a new friend, and learns that sometimes you have to find unexpected ways to achieve your dreams. A moving story about the power of friendship and the importance of accepting yourself just the way you are, this lovely watercolour picture book shows how friends can help you overcome difficulty.
Andrew Gibbs was a storyteller whose unconventional imagination and mischievous charm was captured in print and on film. He devoted himself to telling stories of outsiders, with the sensitivity of someone who travelled the same road. Andrew moved from South Africa to London, where he and Zosienka forged a longstanding creative collaboration. Andrew died in 2017 due to complications of the heart. This book is devoted to him.
Zosienka is an illustrator and print designer from London who specializes in intricate drawings and watercolours. She has collaborated with confectioners, high-street fashion brands, recording artists and independent filmmakers. Baby Bird is her debut picture book.