|Don't feed the coos!|
Author: Stutzman, Jonathan
A cautionary tale in which a little girl must find a way to escape an insatiable flock of pigeons after sharing some bread with one.
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 01/01/2020 Pigeons: they’re cute, they’re ubiquitous, they’re hungry. The duo behind Llama Destroys the World (2019) team up for another hyperbolic tale of absurdity that begins with a girl feeding a pigeon, or coo, as they’re known in the story. This innocent gesture quickly gets out of hand as she is swarmed by a park’s worth of coos, all demanding food. Cue the silly escapades! The story’s manic energy is captured in its simple digital illustrations, which employ clean lines, vivid colors against white backgrounds, and a cartoonish style. Second-person narration further adds to the drama (“You will try to escape. They will follow you.”), which rapidly escalates. The birds do indeed follow the girl home (and everywhere else), leaving copious coo poo in their wake and steadily pushing her to the breaking point. Resigned to her feathery fate, the girl takes her flock on a walk to the park, where she finally discovers a solution to her coo-nundrum. This is a sure winner for the preschool set and a worthy companion for Mo Willems’ Pigeon. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.