written by Suzanne Barton
illustrated by Anil Tortop

Meeka is a cheeky little market bird who loves getting his beak into everything ooey gooey and sticky licky. One day, during a post-feast snooze in a Moroccan tagine, Meeka is bird-napped by a granny with a need for speed. Will Meeka’s friends rescue him before he becomes bird stew?

Ages: 4+

Class k-2 gave the book 4 stars

The children enjoyed listening to the story about a cheeky bird called Meeka

the wonderful illustrations drew them into the story, they loved all the wonderful foods and imagined what the markets smelt like.

all were happy when the whole community rushed to help find Meeka and that he made some birdy friends.


Jnr book worms book review.

it was a pleasure to read this to the children they were engaged from start to finish, and it brought on a lovely discussion of foods and their favourites in each household.

Meeka is a wonderful story about a strong father daughter relationship as well as the importance of community and coming together to help a friend. told in a gentle and humorous way, engaging the reader in this fun plot.

The illustrations really bring this story to life and show the unity in the market place in beautiful pastel colours

Meeka is  a heart warming read and one to share. with its subtle beautiful message, I’m sure will be read over again


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