Doozers Build a Birdhouse adapted by Natalie Shaw

  Doozers Build a Birdhouse (Ready-to-Read Jim Henson’s Doozers Series) adapted by Natalie Shaw, based on the screenplay “Home Tweet Home” by Betty Quan, Simon Spotlight, 9781534445529, 2020

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3

What did you like about the book:  This is a Level 1 Ready-To-Read series based on Doozers, the animated preschool series by The Jim Henson Company.  There are 6 books in the series, get to know the Pod Squad and learn how to solve problems. 

 In Build a Birdhouse, Molly Bolt finds a bird in her house.  The Pod Squad wants to make a house for the bird.  Molly plans a house with a bathtub, Daisy Wheel wants a window on the roof, Flex wants a slide.  They build the home on the ground by a tree. The bird tries his new home and doesn’t like it and flies back to the Bolt house.  Professor Gimbal explains that they made the bird home for a Doozer not a bird. They go to look at a bird nest to see what the bird needs.  They make a plan for the bird home to be small and cozy like the nest. They build the home and place it high up in the tree. The bird loves it and the Pod Squad cheers, “there is nothing to it when you do, do, do it!”

Anything you didn’t like about it? No

To whom would you recommend this book?  This is great for little ones that enjoy the Doozers series.  It is also a great introduction for young learners on solving problems and building things.

Who should buy this book?  preschools and home and public libraries

Where would you shelve it ?  Early Readers fiction

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? no

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Julie Durmis, JC Solmonese Elementary School, Norton, MA

Date of review:  January 19, 2020


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