Nope! A Tale of First Flight by Drew Sheneman

       Nope! A Tale of First Flight by Drew Sheneman, Viking Penguin Young Readers Group, 9781101997314, 2017

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or starred review)  5

What did you like about the book? This is one of the most visually pleasing books I have seen in a long time. The illustrations are creative and expressive. With little other text than the word NOPE, the story unfurls through the fantastic illustrations. Told from the perspective of a little bird, the pictures show the horrible dangers below him when he is trying to fly. Not until his mother lovingly pushes him out of the nest and he does fly, do the readers see the actual landscape of what was actually under the bird’s tall tree.

Anything you didn’t like about it? I loved everything about the book.

To whom would you recommend this book?  This is for children ages 3-6. It would be a good book to read to a kindergarten class to help children understand how they can inflate  their imagined fears.

Who should buy this book? Public school libraries.

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: April 6, 2017


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