The Bird’s Relative
By Idries Shah
Illustrated by Tanja Stevanovic
ISBN: 978-1-959393-15-3 (paperback) $11.90
A wealthy merchant’s prize possession is a beautiful bird. Believing that he loves the exotic creature too much to set it free, the merchant discovers that animals are sometimes better at learning by example than humans. One thing children can learn from this story is that it is good to observe others in order to learn and that sometimes the actions of others are not all that they first seem to be.
“Two new … bilingual picture book treasures for young readers. … Both of these simply outstanding bilingual picture books are especially and unreservedly recommended for family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library collections for children ages 3-8.” —Children’s Bookwatch (in a dual review of two books by Idries Shah: The Bird’s Relative and Oinkink)