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CREATING HELLO BEAKY!

Beaky in Sun

About the Idea
The idea for Hello Beaky! came after finding a photo of a bird of paradise in an old National Geographic magazine. I liked the idea of him being a bird of paradise, but not knowing it – I could argue that this is a metaphor for the human condition but… I won’t. I suppose you could say it is my take on the ‘Ugly Duckling’ theme in that it is based around a character who doesn’t know what he is.

As in lots of my earlier books (this was first published in 1999) there are some themes and characters which I develop in subsequent books. There is a hug which seems familiar (see Hug)  and the character of the frog is an early incarnation (albeit with blue skin) of Frog in the Duck in the Truck series.
Beaky Hug