Peck, hop, flap and make some noise in this story full of colour, rhyme and feathered friends!
Flap your wings, fly up high, open your beak and sing in this fun action rhyme story about fantastical birds by multi-award-winning author Lucy Cousins. "Can you imagine ... just for one day ... you're a busy bird? Yes, a bird! Hooray!" Can you stand on one leg like a flamingo or waddle like a penguin? How about say "cock-a-doodle-doo!", "tuwit-tuwoo" and even "tra-la-la"? What a busy day you will have! A bouncy read-aloud book to be enjoyed; beautifully illustrated with bold, bright colours and packed with all sorts of wild and wonderful birds!
An amazing follow on from Hooray for Fish! but with BIRDS!
Lucy Cousins is the multi-award-winning creator of Maisy. Her unique titles fascinate toddlers with their child-like simplicity, bold outlines and vivid colours. Lucy Cousins works from her home in Hampshire, England. Other titles include the Smarties Book Prize-winner Jazzy in the Jungle, Hooray for Fish! – which now appears in animation in Japan; the bestselling New York Times Top 10 Best Illustrated Children's Book Yummy; the critically acclaimed I'm the Best; and more recently Peck Peck Peck, which won Best Picture Book in the Booktrust Best Book Awards, as well as the British Book Design and Production Award in the Children's Trade category.
Bold electric colors flutter on each spread of this high-flying adventure that’s perfect for young fans of Hooray for Fish! … Rhyming text and bright illustrations make this a superb choice for storytime groups.
School Library Journal (starred review)
If you’ve been sitting too long and too quietly through storytime, get off your perch and onto your webbed, clawed, or taloned feet and move…with the energy generated by this lively offering, don’t expect naptime to arrive on cue.
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)
An exuberant celebration of birds of all kinds…The cozy ending showing a baby parrot cuddling up close with Mama in his nest and the rear endpapers of sleeping birds are perfect for naptime. All in all, it’s a great way to introduce bird behavior without lecturing—young children will feel like hopping, pecking, and soaring with these exuberant feathered friends.
Maisy creator Cousins uses her signature brand of punchy, thickly outlined gouache paintings to introduce an active menagerie of birds….a rousing pick for reading (and chirping) aloud.
Cousins’ exquisite portrayals of our feathered friends will delight fledgling readers and listeners and have them flapping their wings for more.
Inspired by Savannah (blog)
A bouncy read-aloud book to be enjoyed; beautifully illustrated with bold, bright colours and packed with all sorts of wild and wonderful birds!
Kids Book Review