|Little bird's bad word|
Author: Grant, Jacob
Little Bird loves learning new words and sharing them with his friends, so when he realizes that his latest one is a bad word, he knows just what to say to set things right.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 1.10
Points: .5 Quiz: 177638
Kirkus Reviews (04/01/15)
School Library Journal (05/01/15)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/10/15)
The Hornbook (00/07/15)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 05/01/2015 PreS-K—After accidentally dropping his wiggling lunch (a worm), Papa Bird expresses his frustration with the expletive "Blark!" Little Bird, who is always eager to learn new words, begins to shout his new word at all of his friends but is surprised to learn that they do not like it. "Could this new word be…bad?" In simple text and complementary illustrations, this is a gentle, albeit somewhat oversimplified lesson in how using language can sometimes be hurtful to others. In the end, Papa Bird also teaches Little Bird another word by example: "Sorry!" The author sneaks in a small humorous twist on the final page that will more than likely amuse adults. The digitally colored charcoal artwork on white or solid-hued backgrounds is fresh and energetic. The cartoon style and bright colors keep the tone light and engaging, and creative typography is used to good effect. VERDICT A suitable choice for parents wishing to address inappropriate language and discuss the power of words.—Jessica Marie, Salem Public Library, OR - Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.