The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head (Hardcover)

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By Daisy Hirst, Daisy Hirst (Illustrator)
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Isabel, the girl with the parrot on her head, deals with her best friend moving away. She learns how to play on her own, and how to make new friends. It's a good book for children who are dealing with making friends and losing friends in particular, but also thinking about play as a whole. The illustrations are funny and sweet and the characters are diverse!

-- Anna

— From Anna S. Staff Picks


From a remarkable new talent comes an honest and endearing story about losing a best friend, daring to make a new one, and the power of imagination.

Isabel has a best friend named Simon, who is very good with newts. But one day Simon moves away in a truck and never comes back. For a while Isabel hates everything and decides it's better to be by herself. After all, she has a parrot who likes to sit on her head, and she has a system, sorting all the things in her room into boxes. But now she faces a new problem: the parrot worries about the box that is full of wolves, and Isabel secretly worries too. Can Chester, a boy who has a way with umbrellas and sticky tape, help? With simple illustrations full of touching, kid-friendly details, Daisy Hirst's debut picture book is sure to make many new friends.

About the Author

Daisy Hirst studied English and writing at Warwick University in England and received an MA in children's-book illustration from the Cambridge School of Art. The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head is her first book. She lives in London.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780763678296
ISBN-10: 0763678295
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication Date: April 26th, 2016
Pages: 40
Language: English