Little Home Bird by Jo Empson

611uluk8z-l       Little Home Bird by Jo Empson, Child’s Play, 9781846438899, 2016

Format: Hardcover

Rating: (1-5, 5 is a starred review)  5

Genre:  Picture book

What did you like about the book? Little Bird loves his home, from the branch he sits on, to the food he eats, to the wind chime music he listens to. When his brother tells him they must leave to fly south for the winter, Little Bird decides that he is fine with this, as he’ll just pack up all his favorite things and bring them with him. I especially liked that when Little Bird realized he couldn’t keep up with the other birds he had to lighten his load. I expected that, but didn’t expect that when he dropped an object, the animal or person who got it cherished the object. Naturally, when he got to the new home, he had nothing from his old home, but soon made it just as wonderful as his old home. This is a great story about letting go of “stuff” and passing things on to others who will value them.

Anything you didn’t like about it? I liked everything about this book. The message was great.

To whom would you recommend this book?  Toddlers 3-6 years old will like this book. It’s also a good book to read to children who must move many times.

Who should buy this book? Elementary school libraries, public libraries with a children’s room

Where would you shelve it ? Children’s Books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles?  Yes

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Sandra Pacheco, ESL teacher, Washington, D.C.

Date of review: Feb 25, 2017


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