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Reviewed by Jessyca Garcia for Readers' Favorite
The Bird That Didn’t Want to Be a Bird by Anne Toole is a cute little book. The story is about a little bird that does not want to be a bird. He travels all over looking at different animals he could be. In the end, he decides upon the creature that really is the perfect one for him to be.
My daughter and I enjoyed reading The Bird That Didn’t Want to Be a Bird. The story is written in rhyme and captures the young reader’s attention from the very beginning. The bird visits many different animals to see if he wants to be like them. I like that the bird named all the good qualities about being that different animal. This helps to teach kids to see the good in other things and people. The bird also names what he likes about himself, which is something more people need to think about.
My daughter’s favorite animal that the bird visited was the frog. She thought hopping around all day was a pretty cool thing to do. The words that Toole used in her story are not difficult and my four-year-old daughter was able to read most of the story by herself. The illustrations are bright and colorful. I really like that they show the animals in their various environments. It helps children to see how different animals live.
I think this would be a good book to have in a pre-kindergarten or a kindergarten classroom since the book teaches children that every person has something they are good at, even if they are different. This is a lesson that teachers usually talk about in those grades. Toole has done a great job and I hope to read more of her work in the future.