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Pippi and Burt are tired of sharing their crowded nest with eight noisy little siblings, so off they fly to see the big, wide world and find a new home. But when they encounter all sorts of big, scary, hungry creatures, Pippi and Burt realize their crowded old nest is the best home of all. Here is an ideal story for anyone who appreciates the riotous joys (and challenges) of a large, rowdy family. Its a funny and warm tribute to both the thrill of adventure and the love of home.
"Dicmas' expressive, paint-splotched birds have an adventurous spirit all their own [...] the page-turn reveals are their own reward. - Kirkus
Courtney Dicmas is a Faculty Instructor of Illustration and Graphic Design at Madison College in Madison, Wisconsin. After earning her BA in fine art from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2006, Courtney traveled for five years, where, among her many adventures, she played saxophone in a reggae band in Brazil, taught kids the hokey pokey in South Korea, salted leeches off her ankles in Thailand, and nibbled sheeps stomach in Iraq. She then spent four years in England, where she received a masters degree in childrens book illustration at the Cambridge School of Art, before moving back to teach in the U.S. in 2015.