Little Bird's Day

Join Dr Kate as she explores the picture book Little Bird’s Day by Sally Morgan and Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr. The original illustrations for the book are held within the State Library collection.

"Little Bird sings the world alive, flies with Cloud, travels with Wind, nestles with Moon and dreams of flying among the stars.

An exhibition at the State Library showcased Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr’s original illustrations from 11 June – 29 August 2021.

Little Bird’s Day is published by Magabala Books (2019). Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr’s illustrations were awarded the inaugural Kestin Indigenous Award, identifying new talent in the art of children’s picture book illustrations.

The illustrations are part of the State Library’s collection of artwork from Australian picture books – the Peter Williams Collection.

Recorded live on ABC Radio Perth on 4 June 2021.

Last updated on 6 October 2021