Created: 27th February, 2024

I heard a Bird

Author: Rob Ramsden
Illustrator: Rob Ramsden
Publisher: Scallywag Press


Learning to read


The fourth book in Rob Ramsden's 'In the Garden' series, which offers gentle introductions to the natural world for young readers. This title explores nature as a space for mindfulness and attentiveness - we meet a little girl who hears a singing bird, but the sound of two cats fighting scares it away. As she searches for the bird, she engages her senses and notices all sorts of little details in the garden - including, in a particularly calming spread, the sound of silence - before re-encountering her bird at the end. With lovely sensory language, and gentle rhymes and rhythms, this is an ideal text for helping young children slow down and engage with the world around them.

Other books in this series:

I saw a Bee (9781912650347)

We found a Seed (9781912650354)

We planted a Pumpkin (9781912650866)