​​Clever Little Bird

Clever Little Bird is a beautifully illustrated children's picture book that will appeal to adults and children, but especially to ages 3 to 8 years old. The story begins at Kincaid Park in Anchorage, Alaska where a lonely bull moose named Auggie lives.  He meets a noisy magpie who offers to eat the bugs that are pestering him and the two become friends.
Maggie learns that Auggie misses his brother, so the two set off for the Chugach Mountains to find him. Read how the dangers they face help strengthen their friendship. Artist Chris Floyd captures the beauty of Anchorage with his whimsical illustration style.

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Anchorage Museum Gift Shop  625 C Street

Bell's Nursery 13700 Specking Avenue

Classic Toys   341 E. Benson Blvd.

Natural Pantry  3680 Barrow St.  

Once In a Blue Moose

      4th & F Street   329 F St.

      5th Avenue Mall   547 W. 4th Ave.

      Captain Cook Hotel   939 W. 5th Ave.

      Dimond Center   800 E. Dimond Blvd.

      Hilton Hotel   500 W. 3rd Ave.

Providence Hospital Gift Shop  3200 Providence Dr.​

​​UAA Bookstore   2901 Spirit Way

​Ulu Factory 211 W. Ship Creek Ave.


Fireside Books   720 S. Alaska Street #B


Homer Bookstore 332 E. Pioneer Ave. #1

Activity Page for Clever Little Bird

Auggie and Maggie in the blueberry patch!  Copy and print this coloring page. 

About the Author

Just like the moose, Betty prefers eating plants. She loves being outdoors and was inspired to write this book while walking with friends along the Coastal Trail in Anchorage. She has lived in Anchorage, Alaska over four decades and still delights in seeing

moose and magpies in her yard.

You can contact Betty at stampattic@gmail.com

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About the Illustrator

Artist and illustrator Chris Floyd lives on a mountainside outside Eagle River, Alaska, where he has plenty of moose and magpies for neighbors.

By day, he works as a biologist.

You can contact Chris at cfloyd@alaska.net


Saturday, May 20: Anchorage Downtown Market

                                   Author Signing

                                   10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday, June 3:  Anchorage Downtown Market

     225 E. 3rd Avenue 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

     Books can be signed by author