Barb the Bird of Hope by Zowie Norris
From Amazon: A story of friendship, acceptance and hope. In a laburnum tree in the Centre of Bretton Park, lives a unique bird called Barb. Her beauty and originality attract the attention of the other birds and park visitors, who see her as a symbol of hope, bringing them much comfort and happiness. She is loved by many and in return is grateful for her life and her friends. When things take a turn for the worst, Barb’s instinct is to fly away from her troubles … Will things get better? Can hope be restored?
My Review: Fauna, Flora, and Humanity Wrapped into One Book! The perfect book to help both children and adults during this time of coronavirus. Beautifully written and illustrated, Barb is a bird full of hope and she goes to a nearby hospital to investigate why people stopped visiting the park and wildlife. While there, she sees a doctor, who gives her pumpkin seeds and talks to her, and she learns about the virus. Barb witness the hope of staff and patients. Barb returns to the park to let the other wildlife know what’s going on. Storms happen in the park, and in real life. Barb is a brilliant light of hope to all people, animals, birds, and trees, and flora and fauna.