The bird traverses the castle, up and down stairs and through arches, passing lords and ladies, musicians and maids. A flap included on each double page spread plays an important part in the story, freeing the bird and leading the reader onwards. There are also objects to find and count on each page.
When the princess finally recaptures her bird, she discovers it no longer wants to sing. It longs to be free to fly with the other birds, and so the princess has an important choice to make.
Flyaway has a unique style that feels modern with a touch of classic fairy tale. It would make a fabulous gift, and is bound to be enjoyed repeatedly.
Author/Illustrator: Lesley Barnes
Publisher: Frances Lincoln, $19.95 RRP
Publication Date: September 2015
For ages: 5+
Type: Picture Book