A Bird Brain Book: Poppy the Proud (A Peacock Learns a Lesson in India)
Poppy is the prettiest peacock in the entire garden, but one day an all-white peacock is born and promptly named the most beautiful by a smitten flock. Intensely jealous, Poppy no longer knows where he fits in. In this compelling tale of self-esteem, pride, and learning what makes each of us special, Poppy the peacock discovers that true beauty lies beneath the feathers. More
Smart Books for Smart Kids (Loving Birds Helps Too) - For Kids 3-8 Years Old
NEW COVER: October 30, 2015
In this compelling tale of self-esteem, pride, and learning what makes each of us special, Poppy, the prettiest peacock in the entire garden, discovers that true beauty lies beneath the feathers.
Evolved Publishing brings you a children's picture book from the "Bird Brain Books" series by Emlyn Chand, featuring full-color illustrations by artist Sarah Shaw. [DRM-Free]
"This book is a treat for young and old alike. It will be a great read-aloud for your younger children, as well as a fun read for you. As a Grandma, reading it by myself today, I could not stop smiling and shaking my head in the affirmative as I read. This is an engaging story, with delightful illustrations, and valuable life lessons. Emlyn Chand is a very gifted writer who is able, in this book, to share knowledge of the Indian culture and teach us all some life lessons while delightfully entertaining young and old." ~ M. Knits
Poppy is the prettiest peacock in the entire garden, but one day his privileged existence is upset when an all-white peacock is born and promptly named the most beautiful by a smitten flock. Intensely jealous, Poppy no longer knows where he fits in and decides to reclaim his title as the fairest bird in all the land, no matter what it takes.
In a desperate attempt to regain the admiration of his peers, Poppy steals items from the humans that visit his park. He wraps himself in a beautiful silk scarf, wears a series of ornate bangles around his neck, and even tries to dye his feathers with colored dust from a festive Holi celebration. Unfortunately, each of these attempts not only fails to improve his appearance, they actually make it worse. What’s a poor bird to do?
In this compelling tale of self-esteem, pride, and learning what makes each of us special, Poppy the peacock discovers that true beauty lies beneath the feathers.
ADDITIONAL "BIRD BRAIN BOOKS" NOW AVAILABLE:
Honey The Hero
Davey the Detective
Tommy Goes Trick-or-Treating
Courtney Saves Christmas
Vicky Finds a Valentine
Izzy the Inventor
Ricky the Runt
Ruby to the Rescue
Larry the Lonely
Sammy Steals the Show
Polly Wants to be a Pirate
NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:
Have you noticed that dogs, cats, and teddy bears get all the attention in kids’ books? I have, and while I love these furry creatures, I’ve made it my mission to give our feathered friends the spotlight they so rightly deserve.
And so the "Bird Brain Books" were born. Twelve are now available (or will be soon), and who knows what the future may bring. I just can’t get enough of my favorite feathery goofballs.
What’s more, these books teach important lessons in entertaining, beak-sized bite: remember to say thank you when someone does something nice for you; know that who you are—rather than what you look like—is what makes you special; appreciate love, friendship, and beauty wherever you can find it; and enjoy the simple bliss of being a kid.
I love to chirp about my books with anyone who will listen, and have special sections on my website for readers, parents, teachers, librarians, and more. My pet Sun Conure, Ducky, also writes a weekly blog just for kids.