Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Max and Bird by Ed Vere- OPTIONAL

Vere, Ed. Max and Bird, PICTURE BOOK. Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2016. $17.99. 

Max is a kitten and kittens like to chase birds. When he meets a bird one day, Max asks him to be friends. The bird is wary because he does not want to be eaten. They strike a deal and decide that Max should teach Bird how to fly and then they can discuss the whole “tasty snack” situation later. Max and Bird research how flying works and practice together and ask for advice. Eventually, bird finally flies and max decides he’d rather have a friend than a meal, so bird doesn’t get eaten. I really wanted to love this book, but it fell so flat. I loved the beginning premise and the artwork is really cute, but it was so long! It seemed to have a lot of unnecessary fluff. PRE-K, EL (K-3)- OPTIONAL. Reviewed by Shay, School Librarian


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