From award-winning author-illustrator of Little One comes a deeply moving tale about respect for the elderly, community, and farewells.
Bibi the flamingo has been with her flock for longer than anyone can remember. When the lake dries up, the flamingos are forced to leave their babies behind and fly away to find water. Bibi bravely volunteers to guide the baby flamingos on foot across the barren salt flats to reunite them with their parents.
But when one little flamingo starts to fall behind, Bibi teaches everyone a valuable lesson about community and the importance of helping one another in times of need.
★ “A marvelous model of respect for elders that all humans should emulate.”—Kirkus Reviews
“A true-to-life account of natural events that flamingoes face, and a fable about a community supporting all of its members.”—Publishers Weekly
“This earnest picture book is a lovely little ode to the valuable wisdom of elders and the reciprocity of love and care across generations. . . . Weaver manages the tricky feat of giving character and social dynamics to the birds without rendering them cutesy or overly precious.”—The Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books
BISAC 1: JUV013030 Juvenile Fiction – Family – Multigenerational
BISAC 2: JUV002040 Juvenile Fiction – Animals – Birds
BISAC 3: JUV029010 Juvenile Fiction – Science & Nature – Environment