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Reviewed by Gail Kamer for Readers' Favorite
So, what do you think I want after reading I Want an Ostrich by Sonya Annita Song? Yep, an ostrich. The main character shares the reasons why he should have an ostrich. Of course, he could ride the ostrich to school instead of taking the bus. He knows just what to feed his pet ostrich, too. He’d have all kinds of fun teaching the ostrich games. Did you know an ostrich can be useful? The main character does. However, there’s one thing the ostrich can’t do that the main character would like it to do. Maybe one day there will be a solution for that too.
I absolutely loved I Want an Ostrich by Sonya Annita Song. The rhythmic writing makes it a great read aloud story. The story line and illustrations provide great connections for children. The topic of wanting a pet is perfect for the intended audience. Illustrations are by Kate Fallahee and add so much more fun and detail to the story. I can see I Want an Ostrich being a great resource in a school setting as often one of the persuasive writing lessons winds up being a child’s plea for a pet. I learned many facts about an ostrich I didn’t know and it was done in such a way that I will remember them. Sonya Annita Song and Kate Fallahee have done an amazing job of presenting this topic with a new flair. Congratulations. I highly recommend I Want an Ostrich by Sonya Annita Song as a must-read book for young children.