The origins of Draw a Bird Day date back to 1943, when 7-year-old Dorie Cooper asked her uncle, who had been wounded in the war, to draw a bird in an attempt to cheer him up. Since then, it has been a yearly reminder to find joy in the simple things in life, even when faced with stress and adversity. You can celebrate this underrated holiday by doing exactly what you would expect: draw any bird of your choosing. Don’t be nervous, though: the great thing about Draw a Bird Day is that anyone can participate, regardless of skill level—just put pen or pencil to paper and let your creativity run wild. Whether you’re into sparrows, warblers, magpies, porgs, or any of the countless winged creatures from nature, fiction, or your imagination, take a break from your day, and draw a bird. And if you need a little inspiration, check out the books below.
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