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A dazzlingly beautiful new book about shyness from the author of Blue Chicken, The Story of Fish and Snail, and By Mouse and Frog!

Shy loves birds. He'd love to watch them fly and hear them sing, but he's only ever read about them in books. . .until a real bird comes along. He's dying to meet her, but there's just one problem: Shy is, well, shy--so shy, in fact, that he's afraid to leave the gutter of the book. Can Shy overcome his fears and venture out onto the page?

This sweetly relatable picture book from the acclaimed Deborah Freedman speaks to every child who's ever felt like hiding instead of facing the daunting world.



About the Author

Deborah Freedman

Deborah Freedman was an architect once-upon-a-time, but now she loves to build worlds in children's picture books. She is the author and illustrator of SCRIBBLE, BLUE CHICKEN, THE STORY OF FISH & SNAIL, BY MOUSE & FROG, and SHY. Her next book, THIS HOUSE, ONCE, will be published by Atheneum on February 28, 2017. Deborah lives in a colorful house in Connecticut, where she is always busy writing and drawing.

Please visit www.deborahfreedman.net to learn more about Deborah and her work.

THIS HOUSE, ONCE:
"Tender, comforting, and complex." - Kirkus Reviews, ?starred review

SHY:
"An exquisite treasure for bashful readers, animal lovers, and anyone who's ever wanted a friend." - Kirkus Reviews, ?starred review

BY MOUSE & FROG
"Freedman's story speaks to power of creative passion and the rewards of playing well with others." - Publishers Weekly, ?starred review

THE STORY OF FISH AND SNAIL:
"This marvelous metabook shines in both concept and beauty." - Kirkus Reviews, ?starred review

BLUE CHICKEN:
"Full of surprise and emotion..." - School Library Journal, ?starred review

SCRIBBLE:
"... a clever gem of a book" - Publishers Weekly



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