A beautiful story full of warmth and humour that will have children wanting to read it over and over again.
Little Godwit hatches late and learns that his flock has left to escape the cold Arctic. Soon, he meets different birds who try to make him fit in with them. Little Godwit has to decide if he should stay with these birds or keep flying. How will he find his way?
Join Little Godwit on his epic journey across the world in this uplifting story about discovering one’s strengths.
Emily Lim-Leh was hatched in Singapore. She is the first outside North America to win three medals for children’s books at the IPPY awards (the world’s largest book awards) and also the first in South East Asia to win the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award.
John Lim, also known by his artist name “SeeSaw”, is a dreamer. Like Little Godwit, he believes that we should not be afraid to be ourselves and express our ideas, and that we should have fun doing so.
“Little Godwit Finds His Wings, by Emily Lim-Leh, is a 36-page children’s picture book that tells the story of a baby godwit hatching out of an egg, with his own kind nowhere in sight. Not knowing what to do, he tries to attach himself to any bird around him, hoping this is where he belongs. This leads him on a series of migration adventures where he continually meets different kinds of birds and tries to fit in. Except that he doesn’t, and fails trying to live up to the expectations of the various species around him. The story has a good ending and a satisfying conclusion that will delight young readers. The story includes a discussion section and information on the godwit species that is suitable for children to learn… John Lim’s bright and colourfully detailed pictures on each page make the godwit more loveable as the story progresses. The sharp details will make children want to read the story again and again. And of course the main message here is finding where one belongs. The godwit tries to please everyone around him by copying what they do. But none of it is successful or satisfying to our hero. However, the godwit never gives up trying and finally achieves what he was meant to both do and be. Little Godwit Finds His Wings by Emily Lim-Leh is a must-read for children of all ages and comes highly recommended.”
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