The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head

By Daisy Hirst
Illustrated by Daisy Hirst

A poetic and original picture book about the value of friendship from a remarkable new author.

"Arresting, resonant and witty" The Times A beautifully bold and fresh new picture book, this hopeful and endearing story about moving house, making new friends and playing imaginative games is told with simple wit and charm, and offers a touching exploration of feelings. When Simon moves house, Isabel loses her best friend for ever. She is angry and lonely and decides it's better to be by herself. But after a time she faces a new problem that leads her to make a brilliant new friend...

  • An exceptional debut from an exciting new picture book talent, a touching, sensitive and witty exploration of childhood emotions.
  • Charming, funny and simple illustrations designed in beautiful, bold and fresh colours create a unique look and feel, and an affecting authenticity.
  • Described as "arresting, resonant and witty," and selected as The Times' children's book of the week (Feb 2015).

About the author

Daisy Hirst is a hugely talented young artist and writer. After studying English and Creative Writing at Warwick University where she composed her own poetry and enjoyed drawing and doodling, Daisy went on to graduate from the Cambridge School of Art MA Course in Illustration. She won the Lara Jones award in the Macmillan Prize for The Runaway Baby and is the author/illustrator of Alphonse, That Is Not OK to Do! Daisy lives in North London. Find her online at and on twitter as @Deenface.

ISBN: 9781406365528
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: January 1, 2016
Dimensions: 215 x 270mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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