Robert the raven wants to wear colourful clothes and sing and dance outrageously but all the other sober, black-clad ravens find him annoying and chase him away from the flock. Singing alone Robert attracts the admiration of lots of other birds until later he returns to the ravens as Bobby Raver a dazzling singer who soon has all the ravens donning their most colourful garb for his crazy concerts. Strong, textured illustrations support the books message of individuality and personal courage.
Categories: Acceptance & Inclusion, Being Different & Being Yourself, Confidence & Self-esteem, Courage, Resilience / adaptability
Odd Bird Out
Whilst generally children want to fit in with their peers many others either cannot or do not want to be like everybody else.
Author: Helga Bansch Illustrator: Helga Bansch Publisher: Gecko Press
Review by: Sarah Mohammed-Coleman