The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head

By Daisy Hirst

A poetic and original picture book about the value of friendship from a remarkable new author.

A beautifully bold and fresh new picture book, this hopeful and endearing story about moving house, making new friends and playing imaginative games is told with simple wit and charm, and offers a touching exploration of feelings. When Simon moves house, Isabel loses her best friend for ever. She is angry and lonely and decides it's better to be by herself. But after a time she faces a new problem that leads her to make a brilliant new friend...

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 5+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406365528
  • Published: 07 Jan 2016
  • Price: £6.99
  • Size: 270 x 215 mm
  • Pages: 40

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Customer reviews


'Hirst’s beguilingly child-like illustrations give the story an affecting authenticity.' The Herald

'Like the best books by authors such as John Burningham, it presents the reader with a story that works on different levels. A picture book that really does stand out. Daisy Hirst is a picture book creator to watch.' The Observer

'...a hopeful and endearing story about moving house, making new friends and playing imaginative games.' Parent Talk

'It is not only a sensitive and engaging picture book but also a very enjoyable story.' The Good Book Guide

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