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Author: Teague, Mark
Mama bird wants Baby bird to learn to fly so he can migrate with the rest of the flock, but Baby bird would rather go by hot air balloon or car, instead.
Kirkus Reviews (+) (07/01/19)
School Library Journal (09/01/19)
The Hornbook (00/11/19)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 09/01/2019 PreS-Gr 1—Teague's wordless picture book features a mama robin and a baby who refuses to fly. The humorous story that ensues is told through word bubbles filled with expressive spot illustrations showing "the dialogue" between the two birds. As mama bird tries to push the baby out of the nest, her little one laughingly proposes creative ways of alternative transportation, such as a hot air balloon, hang glider, airplane, or cape. The suggestions continue with ground transportation such as a skateboard, car, train, or even a pogo stick. Parent-offspring bickering continues and readers will deduce the meaning without words easily. Once Mama suggests that the fledgling could become owl prey, the baby is airborne! The story ends with a celebratory snuggle back in their nest. VERDICT The beautiful illustrations will have readers talking and laughing throughout the entire book.—Morgan O'Reilly, Riverdale Country School, NY - Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.