Picture Book Review: A Funny Little Bird by Jennifer Yerkes

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A Funny Little Bird by Jennifer Yerkes

Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Hardcover: 48 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (May 7, 2013)
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Rating: 4 of 5 stars

Synopsis:

A lonely, invisible
bird mistakenly believes that adorning himself with flashy feathers and
flowers will make him beautiful and win him new friends. Except his plan
quickly backfires when his magnificent plumage attracts the attention
of everyone, even the fox! In his rush to safety the little bird loses
every last bit of his new decorations, making him invisible once again.
Except now in place of his loneliness is the knowledge that putting
others first is the key to friendship and high self-esteem.

About the Author/Illustrator:

Jennifer is an illustrator and graphic artist in Strasbourg, France.

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My Thoughts:

The thing I love the most about this book is the artwork. The
illustrations are gorgeous and really unique. I love picture books that
can deliver a message without sounding preachy. Both of my children and I
really enjoyed this visually pleasing picture book.


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3 Comments

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    Rowena Hailey
    June 15, 2013 at 3:30 am

    Oh I love the message behind this one and I am so glad to hear it has great illustrations as well. I just think that is a must for children's books. They need a great story line as well as something that catches and hold their imagination.

    Rowena Hailey (WA Traffic Ticket)

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      reviewkidsbooks@gmail.com
      June 15, 2013 at 2:50 pm

      So true. Often you find picture books with one or the other, but it's great to find one with both!

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    Marjorie (MWD)
    April 26, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    I bought this book in French at the Bologna Book Fair in 2012 because I loved it so much – I'm so glad to see it's been translated (obviously a couple of years late there!)

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