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Gifts of the Magpie

Coming March 2021 - Preorder now!

A scrappy story with an excellent message, Gifts of the Magpie tells of a big-hearted bird who loves to find things and loves to help — but confusion over homonyms causes the bird to get everything wrong! Will the magpie ever get it right? Then the bird’s friends take a second look at the gifts and realize that, with a little creativity, the magpie gave them just what they needed. Scrap illustrations provide a feast for the eyes, and young readers will delight in discovering how found objects can be transformed into treasures.

Published by Capstone.

Average 5-star rating at NetGalley

Review by Ryan A. F, Librarian

“Mistakes happen, but creative thinking can turn blunders into wonders.” And what a wonder this book is. It uses word play and found objects to make images, and make the word play fit the illustrations. This would be a hoot at story time, and a fun make and take to let kids use found objects to make their own puns or illustrations. All in all this is a great read that I would put on display over and over again.