When birds cross the sky dressed as sultans, sailors or opera singers, they make us dream of other lives and distant lands. So, is it true that you need a special suit to fly? The narrator of this book, watching her chicken run around the farmyard, asks herself questions like, “why can’t this chicken fly? Was she wearing the wrong dress?” This leads her to become interested in a whole gallery of birds and their clothes. Guided by her voice, we will meet woodpeckers dressed as maintenance managers; penguins who dream of putting on a dressing gown and slippers; hummingbirds that do not realize that they wear the colors of the rainbow as attire. In the end, in the flight of all these birds we will see reflections of ourselves, displaying all our wishes, concerns and hopes. In Martín Romero’s images, foreground and background converse admirably, creating delightful visual micronarratives.


  • 40 pages
  • 16.5 x 24 centimeters
  • 4 colors
  • Hardcover

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