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 Lost little bird
 Author: McPhail, David

 Publisher:  Holt (2021)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 21 cm

 BTSB No: 630897 ISBN: 9781250222916
 Ages: 4-7 Grades: K-2

 Birds -- Fiction
 Amnesia -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction
 Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction

Price: $22.28

A little bird loses his memory after a bump on the head. Determined to find out what kind of bird he is and to restore his memories, he sets off on a journey, encountering many new birds. But will he ever find his fellow birds of a feather?

   Kirkus Reviews (02/01/21)
   School Library Journal (04/01/21)
 The Hornbook (00/05/21)

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School Library Journal - 04/01/2021 PreS-Gr 1—When a little bird collides with a tree trunk and falls to the ground, he is lost and disoriented. He cannot even remember what kind of bird he is! The confused bird sets out on a journey to rediscover his identity. Along the way, he encounters several species of birds and tries on their habits for possible matches. Could he be a robin? No, he doesn't like the idea of eating worms. Perhaps he is an egret? No, his legs are too short to walk through the pond. Maybe he is a duck? No again, he can't swim! What about a chicken? Nope, he can't lay an egg despite encouragement from two chickens. McPhail's simple text and charming pen, ink, and watercolor illustrations work together to create a resonant story of lost and found. Details in the illustrations and speech bubbles help convey the action. This understated story introduces young readers to a variety of birds and will appeal to prereaders in a bird-themed story time or as a classroom read-aloud. VERDICT A charming tale of identity, perfect for story hours welcoming spring.—Emily Brush, Novi P.L., MI - Copyright 2021 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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