BIRDYJOSH and BIRDYLU ~ A Paper Birds’ Story was born out of my love for origami, the Japanese art of folding paper. First, I did an acrylic painting of two paper birds posing in a realistic setting. Since the colorful artwork was enjoyed by children and adults alike, I did a series of paintings, different themes but similar settings. Upon completion of a few, one day I realized that the group, as a whole, told a story and so the writing began. In order to complete the sweet tale of two loving paper birds and their offsprings, a few more paintings and watercolor drawings were made. The fantasy tale emphasizes that, being birds of no feathers, they had to seek protection at all times and there was a lot to be said about that in the book. After the story was published, I wrote it in poem format (see the poem and some book pictures in my website www.antiquesartbookworld.com.) You may wish to preview selected pages of the book in Amazon (a search for BIRDYJOSH or Mirta Oliva will yield several options: to go to my websites or to Amazon, B&N or any of the other national or international sales channels). After the preview you may elect to buy either the paper back or download the eBook format for $1.49.
Finally, the book, aside from its entertaining and humane narrative, includes two pages dedicated to the love, caring and respect for all animals, domesticated and wild due to the goodness they do to humanity. This fantasy tale, though suitable for children of all ages, should be read to the little ones with proper emphasis and explanation so that they can understand its warm while entertaining message. Kindergarten teachers may wish to fold paper birds for the youngsters thus enlivening the class.
The Spanish version of the book JOSELIYO y LORILU ~ Mis Dos Pajaritos de Papel has been completed and is in the editing process for eBook publishing.