#blogbookaday: Wordy Birdy

19 Mar

35805850Summary:  “Wordy Birdy LOVES to talk. “Hello, sunrise. Hello, pink sky. Hello, orange sky. . . .” But does she love to listen? NOPE. One day, while she’s walking through the forest, her gift of the gab gets her into hot water: “That’s a pretty tree and that’s a pretty tree and that’s a pretty danger sign and that’s a pretty tree. . . .” Will this inattentive bird walk right into danger? Will her faraway thoughts lead her along a path of doom? It’s up to her long-suffering, heard-it-all-before pals Squirrel, Raccoon, and Rabbit to save their distracted friend.” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: Wordy Birdy loves to talk, but she’s not so great at listening. But, when her talking (and not paying attention) get her into some trouble, Wordy Birdy’s friends – Squirrel, Rabbit and Raccoon come to her rescue and she learns that talking is great, but so is listening. I loved all the speech bubbles and the design of the book worked really well, I knew exactly when to read the text of the story and when to read the speech bubbles. Plus, the animals expressions were absolutely adorable as they grew more exasperated with their friend, but were right there when they were needed.

Personal Reaction: This would be a great story to read to a little one who likes to be the center of attention and needs some help learning when listening should take priority. It’s also just a really fun story about friendship. The other woodland animals try their very best to help Wordy Birdy, even when Wordy Birdy doesn’t realize she needs help and that’s the mark of a true friend.

Title: Wordy Birdy
Author: Tammi Sauer
Illustrator: Dave Mottram
Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: February 6, 2018

#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!


One Response to “#blogbookaday: Wordy Birdy”

  1. marandarussell March 19, 2018 at 1:30 pm #

    Sounds cute!

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