Author: Kyo Maclear
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Publication Date: May 2, 2017
Warble is a small yellow warbler who lives on the beautiful island of Icyland, where he pursues his hobby of human watching. But on a warm day, a deep fog rolls in and obscures his view. The rest of the birds don’t seem to notice the fog or the other changes Warble observes on the island. The more the fog is ignored, the more it spreads. When a Red-hooded Spectacled Female (Juvenile) appears, Warble discovers that he’s not the only one who notices the fog. Will they be able to find others who can see it too? And is the fog here to stay?
I received an advance reading copy of this book from Penguin Random House Canada in exchange for an honest review.
Warble is a tiny yellow bird who likes to people watch. When tourists come to Icy Island, Warble brings out his binoculars and takes note of the visitors; from the Behatted Bibliophilic Female to the Bald-Headed Glitzy Male, Warble observes them all.
One day, a fog comes over the island and prevents Warble from people-watching. Frustrated by this interruption, he does all he can to send it away. Powerless to chase it out on his own, Warble befriends a lost tourist to figure out how they can get rid of the fog.
The Fog is the story of one little bird trying to fix a problem much bigger than himself. I loved Warble’s initiative and how he sought help when he couldn’t do it on his own. Full of breathtaking illustrations by Kenard Pak, this book shows that when many come together for the same cause, big changes happen.