Debora Pearson’s new picture book, (Amazon affiliate link) My Words Flew Away Like Birds, is a touching story about a child moving to a new country. Despite practicing the new language before the move, the little girl finds that when faced with native speakers, her words sound nothing like theirs. They speak fast, run words together, and she has difficulty knowing what anyone is saying. However, kindness knows no language barriers, and when she helps another little girl at the park, she begins to find her way, and her words, in this strange place.
This is a fantastic book for young children about having empathy for others. The illustrations are simple in nature but add to the story line.
Available October 2021.
Disclaimer: An advance copy was provided by Kids Can Press.