You have probably read your fill of picture books about chickens, or ducks, or geese. You could probably rattle off a quick list of picture books you have about red birds or blue birds or owls. But what about peacocks? The peacock isn't featured in a lot of kids books, and why not because they are so pretty! The deep turquoise color of their feathers is just one of my favorite colors!
Here is a list of some great picture books about peacocks.
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1. Flora and the Peacocks
You probably already know Flora from her books Flora and the Flamingo and Flora and the Penguin. Flora is an adorable ballerina who loves her fine feathered friends. This story is all about the delicate balance of being in a group of three friends.
2. Feathers For Peacock
This blends folk and fairy tales to come up with an original legend answering how peacocks got their feathers.
3. The Golden Peacock
This fantastical tale features pirates, adventure, rhymes, and great illustrations.
4. Just Plain Fancy
When two Amish girls find an unusual egg, they take it home to care for it. They keep it warm and watch it every day, waiting for it to hatch. When it does, they get a big surprise! (Spoiler: it is a peacock.)
5. The Spooky Tail of Prewitt Peacock
This is the classic Ugly Duckling tale meets a peacock's tale. Prewitt the peacock's tale doesn't look like the other peacock's tales. They aren't nice to him because he is different, but he learns to be proud of who he is.
5. Up! Tall! And High!
This award-winning and interactive picture book is all about loving what makes you different and special. Each bird in this has something that makes them different and instead of feeling self conscious about it, they make it work!