"Little Bird sings the world alive, flies with Cloud, travels with Wind, nestles with Moon and dreams of flying among the stars."
Little Bird’s Day by Sally Morgan and Johnny Warkatja Malibirr shares the story of a day in the life of a Little Bird.
Little Bird’s Day is published by Magabala Books (2019). Johnny Warkatja Malibirr’s illustrations for the story were awarded the inaugural Kestin Indigenous Illustrator Award, identifying new talent in the art of children’s picture book illustrations.
The award winning illustrations form part of the State Library’s collection of artwork from Australian picture books. You can view all the digitised original artwork and colour test palettes on the State Library catalogue.
Hear story teller Bianca Hunt read Little Bird’s Day through the Story Box Library. Story Box Library is a website and free app where children can view and listen to books read by Australian storytellers. A Library card is required to login.
Listen to Dr Kate talk about the Little Bird’s Day illustrations on ABC Radio Perth.
An exhibition at the State Library showcased Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr’s original illustrations from 11 June – 29 August 2021.