Mocking Birdies


Stop copying me! The phrase has been parroted for generations. Can dueling voices find harmony? Follow along in this book for young mimics. Repeat after me: sounds like fun. Sounds like fun! (Simply Read Books)


–– A Best Book for Children, Association of Booksellers for Children

–– AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers, Outstanding Design

–– Teddy Awards Finalist, Writers’ League of Texas

–– Canadian Family Entertainment Pick



What great fun! This bright, colorful, high-energy book celebrates nature’s mimics (and mimics the voices of young children). Smart, funny, and accessible, Mocking Birdies will entertain teachers and parents as much as children.”

Cynthia Leitich Smith, New York Times bestselling author for young readers


“Design has never had a young audience so keenly on its mind. Will be a hit with any kid just learning to read who needs bright colors and simple words to follow.”

Betsy Bird, A Fuse Number 8 Production 


“Simon is an author/illustrator worth watching. In appreciation, I can only echo the birds’ words: ‘Encore! Encore!’

Mary Quattlebaum, Washington Parent 


“This book is both a joy to see and a joy to read … Simon’s bold, geometric illustrations are captivating.”

Ohioana Quarterly, the Ohioana Library Association 


“Have you seen? Very clever….”

Gabrielle Blair, Design Mom’s Book of the Week


“The words themselves are a vibrant part of the story. And isn’t fun with words what it’s all about?

Jen Robinson, Jen Robinson’s Book Page 


 “These little songbirds hit a picture book high-note on every page, and are sure to have your own chickadees calling out, ‘Read it again! Read it again!’”

Esme Raji Codell, “Don’t Miss!” list, 


“The book has a quality and aesthetic unlike any other picture book out there.”

Magpie That


“Clean, stark lines, distinctive shapes, and bright primary colors will attractlike a magnet. And the text! Mocking Birdies is so much fun to read!”

Noodlenuts Children’s Books

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