Author: Dawn Mitchell
Illustrator: Josh Will
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc
ISBN: 978-1-4327-5404-4

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The author states: "Bird enjoys flying through the skies, eating worms and splashing around in his favorite red swim trunks. He's used to flying around unnoticed, but what happens when the neighborhood kids see him soaring through the air in a bathing suit?"

This book is about a bird, named, well, Bird! Bird is very special, you see. He likes wearing his red bathing suit. Such a cute and silly bird! A group of neighborhood kids happen to see him flying out of a tree. And they can't believe their eyes when they see what Bird is wearing. They point at him and laugh. They imagine other birds like Bird, wearing all types of clothes – from underwear to dresses and jeans. Oh my goodness! How silly! Birds don't wear clothes! Right? But Bird hears them making fun of him. And it makes him sad. You see, Bird doesn't like being laughed at. It doesn't make him feel good. There's a lesson in here somewhere, amongst all the silliness and the rhymes, about making fun of others. What do the kids do? Do they continue to tease Bird? What does Bird do in return? What would you do?

I love this book! It's really cute and the bright, colorful illustrations are wonderful. Both of my daughters easily understood the message. The rhyming story made it easy to read and the pictures kept their attention on every page. They could both see and feel the emotions of the children and Bird due to the quality and detail of the pictures. This book allows a very easy dialogue between parents and their children about teasing others and being teased. I look forward to reading more children's fiction from author Dawn Mitchell and viewing more Josh Will's neat illustrations. This is a definite keeper for the kids' bookshelf. We'll read this one over and over.

My book came with a special treat! You'll have to get your own copy to see if you get one too! It was also signed by the author.

I recommend this book for ages 3 to 7.

I received this book free from the author, Dawn Mitchell. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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