Age Range: 4 – 7 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 2
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: little bee books; Ltf edition (February 24, 2015)
Genre: Picture book
Source: From publisher for review
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
About the Book:
It’s a well-kept secret that birds are actually naked. Most birds wake up in the morning and dutifully put on their bird clothes, but not little sparrow Trevor—he doesn’t want to be a sparrow, he just wants to be himself. And so Trevor sets out one day to find his own outfit, making all the other meadow dwellers talk. Will he find something fantastic to wear? Complete with flaps and colorful illustrations, this interactive tale shows that being true to yourself can feel oh-so good.
About the Author:
Rebecca Elliott has written and illustrated many children’s picture books, including The Last Tiger, Milo’s Pet Egg, Cub’s First Winter, and Zoo Girl. When She’s not writing and doodling, Rebecca teaches adult writing and illustration classes and runs workshops for children at literary events. She lives in Suffolk, England, with her husband and children.
Naked Trevor is about a little bird that doesn’t want to wear his bird feathers, so he goes in search of something else to wear. His mishaps also manage to give him a unique outfit that other birds soon want to imitate.
I read this book to my kids and they loved it. They especially liked the flaps and the slightly irreverent humor of a story about a naked bird. I liked the bright, vibrant colors and the style of the illustrations. I’ve read other picture books with this same theme that I liked better, but it was a cute book about being yourself.
Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.