The day I became a bird

The Day I Became a Bird - Ingrid Chabbert, Raúl Nieto Guridi

by Ingrid Chabbert

illustrated by Raúl Nieto Guridi

age range: 3 to 6 years old

Kids Can Press


A boy falls in love with a girl in the first day of school, but Sylvia is only interested in birds, so he decides to became one. The boy makes a wonderful bird costume, and wears it to school every single day, which proves to be a challenging task. Sylvia only notices him when the boy's face appears through a hole in the worn out costume.

I liked the story because of the potential I saw in it, but I found it kind of lacking in the overall. The semi-open end didn't work for me. Sylvia didn't notice the boy when he was just a boy, nor when he was just a bird, but when in some way he was both. I would have liked to understand why was that. The illustrations are original and beautiful, all in greys scale.

I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.