Oh my gosh what a special little book. I found it lurking on the shelf at the library, and as soon as I looked through the pages at the photos I was hooked. I took it home and read it in one evening loving each page.
Penguin Bloom is actually a magpie that the family saved as a bedraggled baby and raised her until she was strong enough to fly and to live outside. In the meantime the family are also dealing with their own dramas, and she helps them to heal. The photos are just amazing, how relaxed and happy that little bird looks lying on its back with the kids, or sitting on someones head. Just awesome. 5/5