A tale of love in springtime, featuring a vain peacock and a wise peahen, unfolds before the eyes of all the farm animals – from the tiny barn mouse to the big, bossy bull. The story is also about beautiful tail feathers that stretch out into a fabulous fan, until one by one they are plucked out, teaching an arrogant bird a lesson in humility. But above all, this is a story about giving that is suffused with love.
This is how it begins:

“It all started in the springtime, When Peter the Peacock met Paula the gray peahen, and thought that she was very beautiful. He was so excited that he spread out his fan of tail fathers, shook them with pride, puffed up his chest, and shouted as loud as he could, ‘I am Peter the Peacock! I am King of Birds, because I am the most handsome bird in the world!’

‘I don’t like show-offs!’Squawked Paula the Peahen, and she turned her back and looked away.”

Illustrations: Liora Grossman


And this is how I felt when I read the book: Calm and gentleness.
Was it the great story by Shifra,  or the beautiful illustrations by Liora Grosman. Undoubtedly, the combination of both is amazing.
This is not just a children’s book. It is a book about Love. A great gift – to give or to receive. Valentine’s day has already passed this year, but you can still buy it as a post-valentine day present.
-Nurita’s books website

This is a book about Love, giving, and one wise peahen
– Tapuz forum

Magical story about pride, giving and true love
– Mako Liora’s children’s books section



Illustrations: Liora Grossman
Publisher: Hakibbutz Hameuchad
Year: 2016
Translations: English, French, German