Four friends have a plan to catch a birdie they spot in the woods But that plan turns into falling splashing and running Ready one ready two ready threeGO Shadows and shades of blue play on the page creating a silly mood and energy Those eyes They say it allPlus Shhhh is the perfect read aloud sound and word A Fun Simple Tale And simple tale and that made me smile Fantastic illustrations would make a reat readers theater for young elementary school children Clever cute and colorful I expect this would be so much fun to read aloud for story time 5 art4 storyThe illustrations My Revived gosh the illustrations You know illustrators don tet enough credit How many of us have pictures in our heads that have traveled along with us throughout our lives and then one day purely by accident we open a book and there it is it hits like a wall of memory that picture So familiar All the colours leap to life something that was beautiful and new and full of wonder or frightening or disturbing it s all there Can you tell me Michelangelo wanted anything from his fans But there I o ranting on again It s a kids book It s awesome It s a little young for Suirt to be honest b An utterly delightful read aloud It s hard to say who will enjoy it the reader or the audience The two year old on my lap last weekend enjoyed it every bit as much as I did and we were both excited to Read it again This is our new favorite i didn t think something could top LITTLE OWL LOST for sheer cuteness and cleverness but Haughton has done it After one reading my toddler had the rhythm of this down and now when I read it to him he supplies the shh Such a fun book Check out picture book reviews Perspective of a
WriterThree Friends Decide To Catch The Bird friends decide to catch the bird spot in the woods One little friend wants to try another approach but SHH they have a PLAN Not the best one either as that plan turns into falling splashing and runningI KNEW we had to read this book as soon as I saw the wonderful ART And I was NOT disappointed it is a truly beautiful book from the illustrations to the message This From award winning illustrator Chris Haughton one of the most exciting new voices in children's literature comes a brand new picture book about a beautiful bird an unuenchable desire and plans. .
Silly results combined with the juxtaposition of the youngest s successful methods Does this book have a deeper meaning about kindness over stealth and force or listening to the wisdom of the young or perhaps a call for being calm patience and enerous I m not sure but the book is sure fun to read aloud In fact our irls read it aloud to me which is always a treat I enjoyed checking out the mostly blue shaded digital illustrations while they took over reading the dialogue In fact I had been dozing off the food and activities of our Thanksgiving day when the irls
Woke Me With Numerous Whispers me with numerous whispers Shh We have a plan We laughed over the silliness of the characters and marveled at the success of the little one The ending was appropriately silly with the littlest one shrugging as if to say Here we o again We all really enjoyed reading this book together Our youngest liked to point out how the endpapers feature birds at the beginning and suirrels at the end I really like the illustrations in this boardbook there s something really uniue and cartoonish about them which makes them stand out from the crowd The story is essentially a seuence of failed bird captures by four people tracking a bird through the woods it s simple but uite funny The narrative is repetitive demonstrating the four people tracking the bird having pretty much exactly the same conversation multiple times over as they attempt to capture the bird in their nets But the story isn t really I don t think supposed to be the selling point here The selling point is the silly things they have to do and are seen doing in the illustrations when trying to catch himI like that the bird out smarting four perfectly competent humans he s absolutely toying out four perfectly competent humans he s absolutely toying them But I don t like so much that we need to rely entirely on the pictures it feels like this could have been a lot funnier if the characters had a bit variety in their dialogue Nevertheless a fun story about a bird who is far inventive than his predatorsARC provided free from the publishers in exchange for an honest review. E tip toe very slowly nets poised Ready one ready two ready three GO But at the turn of the page we find a ridiculous bunch of very tangled characters and a blissfully oblivious bird flying awa.
Chris Haughton î 0 Read & downloadS the kind of picture book I would LOVE to create myself The first thing I loved was the contrast of the dark blue figures in the dim
blue world to the bright and vibrant birds I think there is a hint here aboutworld to the bright and vibrant birds I think there is a hint here about and wildlife compared to the human world I love that subtle message Then we have these three that stick together and basically do only what they all agree To Do Together The do together The uy is the odd man out he s thinking for himself and is successful BECAUSE he didn t A Heart of Stone go with the crowd Being 1 of many is not nearly as empowering as someone who thinks for themselves I really appreciated though that other than being littler all the figures look relatively the same There are many things that bring all 4 together and only 1 thing that separates them This is a wonderful message of acceptance and endurance in the face of a little difference between friendsMy nephew uite loved the book and especially the repeating phrase Shh We veot a plan This was uite the iggle fest which is lovely to see on him when he is normally hurrying to finish the book so he can et to the drawing He could still discern that it was the boy that Language and Linguistics got the bird He loved the end where they switch from birds to suirrels and the littleruy seems resigned that they will repeat their same mistakesI TOTALLY would purchase this book It is a MUST in a home library and can be read for many years and still bear message fruit for a young reader to discuss with you BOTTOM LINE Multi layered messages in a Divertimento gorgeously illustrated bookYou can find this review and many others on my book blog Perspective of a Writer See my picture book reviews in a special feature called Boo s Picture Gallery My cousin fell asleep midway through the book Thank you Mr Haughton This is a very entertaining book about aroup of four who are searching in the dark of night for something to catch Three of the Love Is a Fairy Tale group are bigger and often tell the smallest likely youngest of theroup repetitively to Shh We have a plan The humor comes from the futility of the roup s plan and the. Gone awry Four friends three big and one little are out for a walk Suddenly they spot it a beautiful bird perched high in a tree They simply MUST have it and SHH they have a PLAN So they tip to. .