Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Hooray for Birds!

Hooray for Birds! Lucy Cousins. 2017. Candlewick Press. 40 pages. [Source: Review copy]

First sentence: Can you imagine...just for one day...you're a busy bird? Yes, a bird! Hooray!

Premise/plot: This book celebrates imaginative play...and birds. It asks little ones to imagine that they are birds. This is a story that they can choose to act out.
Scratch the ground with your feet.
Catch a fly with your beak.
Stand very tall on just one leg.
Say "cluck cluck!" and lay an egg. 
My thoughts: It is bright, bold, colorful--in terms of illustrations. The text is silly, exuberant, a bit over the top. Your little one may LOVE it--you may love it for that matter. Some of Lucy Cousins' books I just love. I do. But I didn't personally love, love, love this one.

Text: 3 out of 5
Illustrations: 3 out of 5
Total: 6 out of 10


© 2019 Becky Laney of Young Readers

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