Hooray for Birds! – Lucy Cousins


        Hooray for Birds! – Lucy Cousins, Candlewick Press, (9780763692650), 2017

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1-5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 4

Genre:   Picture Book

What did you like about the book?  Bright gouache illustrations with bold black outlines celebrate the joys of being a bird. “Can you imagine…just for one day…you’re a busy bird? Yes, a bird! Hooray!”  Readers will be delighted to pretend to be all types of birds from roosters, to woodpeckers, to swans, to penguins and so many more.  The bouncy rhyming verse is fun to read aloud: “Stand very tall on just on leg.  Say Cluck-cluck! and lay an egg.”  This is sure to be one that will have readers acting like birds!  A fun complement to Hooray for Fish!

Anything you didn’t like about it? No

To whom would you recommend this book?  This is perfect for an action filled story time about birds.

Who should buy this book?  Public libraries and elementary school libraries

Where would you shelve it?  Picture Books

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

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City:  Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

Date of review: 4/22/17             

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