Cockatoo, Too: Picture Book Review

Book Review, Picture Books
Cockatoo Two #kidlit |

Cockatoo, Too picture book #kidlit | batchofbooks.comCockatoo, Too by Bethanie Deeney Murguia

Age Range: 3 – 6 years | Grade Level: Preschool – 1 | Hardcover: 40 pages | Publisher: little bee books (January 5, 2016)


About Cockatoo, Too:

Who can can-can? Find out in this hilarious book that features cockatoos, two more cockatoos, and tutued toucans too!


Cockatoo two?

Cockatoo, too?

Two cockatoos!

Two cockatoos, too?

Cockatoo tutus!

Two cockatoos meet two more cockatoos in tutus and two tutued toucans. And then two more! Can they all can-can? They can! The cockatoos and toucans join together for a dance and ask the reader: “Can you can-can too?”
Bethanie Deeney Murguia’s fabulous book combines fantastically funny wordplay with lush, vibrant illustrations that will make readers want to can-can along!


Cockatoo Two #kidlit |


About the Author:

Bethanie Deeney Murguia graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City with an MFA in Illustration and has created numerous picture books, including Zoe Gets Ready, Snippet the Early Riser, and I Feel Five. She now lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her two daughters and her dog Disco. To learn more about Bethanie, please visit her website:


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My Thoughts on Cockatoo, Too:

I love books that play on words, and this one is a charmer. The illustrations are bright, colorful, and simply adorable. I particularly love the use of white space and the bold watercolors. The text is very simple and introduces the reader to words that sound the same, but mean different things.

The text and the illustrations work together to tell the story. You couldn’t have one without the other, and that’s the way a picture book should be. I love picture books that are written and illustrated by the same person because their entire vision comes to life before your eyes.

I would gladly recommend Cockatoo, Too to anyone that enjoys a play on words, tongue twisters, or the act of smiling.

Thank you to Little Bee Books for sending me a copy of Cockatoo, Too in exchange for an honest review.



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