A young princess has a bird which she keeps trapped in a cage. One day, the bird escapes and she chases it round the castle and out into the garden. She manages to catch it but, realising that the bird wants to be free, she lets him go, and is rewarded when he comes back to visit her. This touching story about freedom is stylishly rendered in Lesley Barnes' gorgeous, contemporary artwork and has a unique twist: lift-flaps throughout enable the reader to 'free' the bird themselves. Also has 10 things to count on every spread.
LESLEY BARNES is an illustrator and animator. Her work has shown at film festivals worldwide and has won numerous awards. She has also produced animation for television (BBC, Channel 4), film, documentary and has directed a number of adverts. Her illustration work is graphic, colourful and hopefully a little bit magic!