A Tale of Three Little Birds
Unusual for it's unhappy theme in which three little birds tell the story of how they became caged, and without happy endings, this book offers the child reader an introduction to animal rights issues. This was revolutionary for the time when it was written, in the 1940's. Three different sets of page sizes give three different narratives. As we leaf through it, due to the different page sizes, the stories and illustrations dialogue wonderfully with each other.
How happened that Chì, Chià and Chiò ended up in a cage? Munari tells a story that will make us desire to open all those cages and make these little birds free again. A tale of three little birds is one of the eight books of the historic 1945 series. Munari devised these lively albums for children using large pictures, pages and inserts of different sizes and varying holes to arouse the curiosity of the observer and let him litteraly hang at each page.
24 x 32 cm
Animals, Illustrated, Vintage, Picture book