Bravo, Little Bird! (Hardcover)

Bravo, Little Bird! By Annie Silvestro, Ramona Kaulitzki (Illustrator) Cover Image

Bravo, Little Bird! (Hardcover)


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Perfect for fans of Ocean Meets Sky and Drawn Together, this lyrical, “heartwarming” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) picture book about a special friendship between an old man and a little bird celebrates the power of music, family, and the legacies our loved ones leave behind.

The old man played joyful, jolly music.
Sad, soulful music.
Beautiful, bountiful, breathtaking music.
Little Bird listened…until she couldn’t stay quiet any longer.
Then, she sang.
“Bravo, Little Bird!” cheered the old man.

From this moment on, Little Bird and the old man are inseparable. Together, they make music and share their gifts with their families. But over time, the old man starts to grow tired…until the day comes when his piano playing stops altogether. As Little Bird looks for a special way to honor the old man’s memory, she soon discovers that her friend isn’t truly gone after all—he lives on in their music.
Annie Silvestro is a lover of books and the author of Bunny’s Book ClubMice SkatingButterflies on the First Day of School, and Bravo, Little Bird!, among other titles. Annie lives with her family by the beach in New Jersey where she plants lots of basil in her garden and cherishes her friends, old and new. Visit her at

Ramona Kaulitzki has always spent her days doing something creative, from sewing to photography, but her biggest passion has always been drawing and storytelling. She is the illustrator of many picture books, including Bravo, Little Bird! by Annie Silvestro, The Christmas Owl by Gideon Sterer and Ellen Kalish, and the #1 New York Times bestseller Sisters First by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush. Born and raised in a small city in Germany, Ramona enjoys riding horses. Her love for animals, and for nature, is a major inspiration for her work. Her illustrations are created digitally, but she also enjoys drawing and painting with traditional media. Visit her at
Product Details ISBN: 9781665906920
ISBN-10: 1665906928
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Publication Date: February 21st, 2023
Pages: 32
Language: English
* "A heartwarming tear-jerker—bravo, indeed." 
— Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

"A sweet musical journey from life to death that shows how music can soothe heartache and help memories live on."
— School Library Journal

"Musical notes float on the swirled lines that breezily flow through Kaulitzki’s bucolic scenes of a cozy domestic life, accompanying Silvestro’s comforting language and warm imagery." 
— Publishers Weekly