A father and daughter take a walk in the early morning and see a series of beautiful birds on their way, all hand painted by the author. The father knows the names of all the birds they see. At the end of the story, the child asks what is the parent's favorite bird. The answer is funny and unexpected, and very touching.
The story is based on the author's fond memories of excursions into nature with his daughter beginning when she was a toddler. Constable wrote and illustrated the book while sheltered-in-place due to the global pandemic.
R. Scott Constable is a California-based artist/designer and founder of Wowhaus (www.thewowhaus.com), a multidisciplinary artist team known for its socially-engaged, interactive, site specific public sculpture. Wowhaus projects take many forms, ranging from fantastical creatures cast in bronze to outdoor classrooms and giant functional music boxes. Known for its high level of craft, Constable's work explores natural and cultural history, folklore, and innovation within craft traditions. A native of Philadelphia's Main Line, Scott studied at Rhode Island School of Design and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and lives and works on the wild Sonoma Coast of Northern California.