Author(s): Jess McGeachin; Jess McGeachin (Illustrator)

Picture Books | English

Lucy had always been good at fixing things, and Dad needed a bit of help. It was just the two of them after all. So when Lucy finds a bird with a broken wing, she's sure she can fix him too. But not everything that's broken can be fixed.


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CBCA 2020 Shortlist:CBCA Award for New Illustrator

CBCA Review:A beautiful work moving from subdued colour and figures that are more stilted, to a riot of brightness and new freedom as characters move forward. The indoor/outdoor works constantly to reveal non-text information. The way the scarf has been woven into the story (without written mention) demonstrates high level craftsmanship and understanding. Mum's scarf becomes a part of everything; a symbol of presence and warmth around her child's neck, a bird's nest and finally floating away when Lucy’s experience of growth enables her to own a new one. The stunning double-page spread of all the birds represents the community around Lucy. This is the work of a very capable illustrator revealing more than the text is saying.

General Fields

  • : 9781760892562
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Picture Puffin
  • : 0.424
  • : February 2019
  • : 1 Centimeters X 24.8 Centimeters X 27.6 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jess McGeachin; Jess McGeachin (Illustrator)
  • : Hardback
  • : 2019
  • : 823.4
  • : New Illustrator
  • : 32