Benjamin's Blue Feet Book


A young bird with a flair for discovery and invention learns self-acceptance one blue-footed step at a time.

Benjamin the blue-footed booby is coming of age in his flock’s world of flying, diving, swimming, and fishing. But he already has a unique gift: treasure-hunting. One day, after finding a mirror, Benjamin becomes convinced that his beak is too long, his wings are too wide, and his feet are too big and blue. He decides to use his treasures to change himself. But without his beak, wings, and feet, is he even a blue-footed booby anymore?


“A bird learns self-acceptance in this tale with a concealed environmental message.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Sue Macartney tackles a lot of big issues in Benjamin’s Blue Feet while maintaining a sweet story about a curious bird who finds novelty in junk....  "
CanLit for Little Canadians

"This book is a joy to read! Self-reflection and self-worth are two crucial skills to have at any age."Mr. Alex's Bookshelf

​“Macartney's playful storytelling works beautifully alongside her gorgeous, whimsical illustrations to deliver a book that has a lot of fun teaching young readers about self-acceptance.”- 
Open Book

The Canadian Children's Book Centre's
BestBooks:for Kids and Teens 2020 Fall Edition