by Cindy Helms
Children’s Book (4-8)
Date Published: August 25, 2015
Have you ever felt like all of your friends had forgotten about you? Have you ever felt left out? This is exactly what happens to Birdie in Outside, Inside. When Birdie does not see his friends around, he decides to go out and look for them. He quickly finds that something strange is going on. Birdie’s friends are really planning a super fun surprise that gives Birdie a change of heart. Outside, Inside is a simple story about the joy of friendship and giving. Using 35 easy words and vivid, colourful characters, this story is enchanting for the youngest of readers.
This was brilliantly illustrated with lively colours and with very little text it was good for my kids to describe what they thought was happening and think ahead as to what was going to happen next.
I loved what we learn from the book regarding friendship and the whole difference between outside and inside.
A good illustrated book for small children, my three year old loved the drawings and was a little sad for Birdie at first once I had read it through and went over it again with him.
Cindy Helms is a visual artist, author and illustrator known for designing unusual projects. For Cindy, art is created from curious and whimsical combinations of shapes, textures and colors. In her unique and simple children’s books, Cindy’s art work comes to life in characters that enchant children and adults alike. Cindy lives in the Denver, CO area with two artistic boys and two fat black cats. She loves road trips, camping and discovering new places.