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


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Activity Page for Clever Little Bird

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

​​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.

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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