Author: Brent McCorkle / Amy Parker
Recommended for: Preschool to 3rd grade
Call Number/Link: SPA E MCCORKLE, B.
Synopsis: Firebird is a bright orange baby Oriole who just loves the sunshine. But whenever a storm blows in, he frets and asks Mama why God allows the rain to take the sun away. When Firebird is finally old enough, his mother gently instructs him to fly up through the thunder and lightning to see what’s on the other side. It’s a rough flight and just when he’s about to give up, Firebird rises above the storm to discover the sun shining where it always had been. Firebird is a children’s book that parallels the life of Samantha Crawford, a storybook artist in the inspirational film Unconditional, who lost sight of God’s love and discovered it again.
It was a supercute book that explained what happens when it storms to a small child, it uses a very impressive method that the mommy bird explains to her baby bird. I think this would be a great book for a parent to read to their child, read for a children’s church class, etc. The fact that this book is bilingual manageble sentences in English and Spanish is a plus and with beautiful illustrations.