James Sturm - Birdsong: A Story in Pictures — at Takoma Park Library (MD)

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Inspired by the Japanese art of kamishibai, or “paper theater,” this wordless story is meant to inspire a performance. A boy and girl are cruelly teasing animals in a forest when a frightened bird takes flight. The children give chase up a mountainside and find themselves confronted by a mystical man who has feathers emerging from his clothing. With a flash like lightning, the children are transformed—into monkeys. Eventually captured by humans, they receive some of the cruel treatment they had earlier perpetrated themselves. In keeping with kamishibai tradition, this tale contains a lesson for young readers to discover as they turn the pages. Ages 5 – 8

Takoma Park Library (MD)
101 Philadelphia Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912
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Birdsong: A Story in Pictures: Toon Level 1 Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781935179948
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Toon Books - April 5th, 2016

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