Why Does Grandma Love Birds?

Children - Animals
36 Pages
Reviewed on 10/28/2020
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

It may seem like such a simple thing to do, but it has so many positive benefits. I’m talking, of course, about bird watching. Mary loves to visit her Grandma, especially during the summer when she can stay overnight. Whatever they do, it’s always accompanied by a different winged friend, like the robin, the cardinal, even the barn owl at night, and the rooster in the morning. For each bird, Mary asks Grandma why she likes them so much. Grandma answers with something original for each bird: for the robin, it’s his song; for the cardinal, it’s his color; for the rooster, it’s his call that gets her granddaughter out of bed in the morning. Mary learns a lot about birds from her Grandma, and when she becomes a Grandma, she passes on this same love of birds on to her grandchildren.

Morgan Goudy’s picture book story, Why Does Grandma Love Birds?, is a lovely story about a special bond shared between a young girl and her Grandma. The visits are special, even more so because of the shared interest in birds and the patience with which Grandma answers each of her granddaughter’s questions. The colorful illustrations help carry the events along and the birds shared in this story are carefully depicted so a young reader will learn to identify them. The story is about simple pleasures like bird watching and spending special time with a beloved family member. The simple language used and the repetitive use of the same question, “Grandma, why do you love …?”, will help young readers learn to read this story themselves. Beautifully told.