The True Story of Stellina by Matteo Pericoli is a magical true story. Holly, Pericoli’s wife, found a tiny baby finch in the middle of Manhattan. She waited for the mother finch to return, but it didn’t. So she took the baby bird home and raised it by hand. The charm of the story is the details of how Holly took care of Stellina and how their friendship grew.
This is another great nonfiction picture book that reads more like fiction. It is lovingly done and lovely to read. Share this aloud with a group, or with someone in your lap, it is sure to create discussion.