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GRANDPA HATES THE BIRD: The Battle Begins [Kindle Edition]

Eve Yohalem
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Book Description

“I am no fool. I knew that if I wanted to make it to the end of the week alive, I would have to avoid upsetting Grandpa as much as possible. No singing, no playful nips, no jaunty bell.”

Bird and Grandpa stay home in Massachusetts while Mother, Father, Joseph and Maya head south for a winter holiday. When Grandpa determines to set tropical Bird free in freezing February, Bird must use every bit of bird brain power to outsmart him.

• Will Bird become a parrot popsicle?
• What’s in the creepy second bedroom where no one ever goes?
• Do Grandpa and Bird play Dig a Hole to China and Send Birdie on a Trip?

In the spirit of Tom and Jerry, Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd, and Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote, here come Bird and Grandpa in the hilarious first short story in the Grandpa Hates the Bird series!

Product Details

  • File Size: 93 KB
  • Print Length: 10 pages
  • Publisher: Telemachus Press, LLC (September 12, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005MTB73S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,503 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars i love this book February 13, 2012
A Kid's Review
Format:Kindle Edition
I read this to my four brothers everynight ...
we all love it even mom.we cant stop brother who is four with autism wants to keep hearing about the bird.we dont want to stop at the end of each chapter.I think its very funny.I'm really glad mom found it for free.she said that it is so good she would definitely get me the others.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Amusing but conflicted terms January 31, 2012
By Linda
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
As a parent, I would have read this to my boys simply because I saw nothing wrong with it. As a former teacher of small children & librarian storyteller I would not because there are certain terms (hate the bird, kill the bird)parents do not approve of and I do not feel comfortable introducing to other children. That said, if you buy it, pre-read it before introducing it to your child.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars bird's eyeview November 18, 2011
By carolM
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
nice little short story for kids from the bird's perspective on it's interaction with humans - especially those humans who don't 'get' what the bird thinks. Just a few minutes as a filler of time to read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funniest Read in a Long Time June 23, 2013
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Bird's family is a little girl, Maya, and her brother, Joseph, and Mother. Once a year the family goes on a trip for a week, leaving Bird with Grandma and Grandpa. Bird is liked, if not loved by all except Grandpa, and this year, Grandma has a trip to take at the same time as Bird's family, so he will be alone with Grandpa. What will happen to Bird?

Very well written, very realistic with accurate bird facts, and EXTREMELY funny! I have not laughed out loud while reading in years, and I repeatedly interrupted my husband's activities to read him the funny parts. I can't wait for the kids to get home so we can read it together.

I just about lost my marbles with laughter over the playing dead funeral scene, and Father saying, "stop being morbid." Too hilarious!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not too bad November 18, 2013
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Good writing, not the best plot...a little morbid for kids. My 8 year old enjoyed it, but my younger kids didn't.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My daughter loved this story! October 12, 2014
By J. Hall
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My young daughter enjoyed me reading this as a bedtime story. It was humorous. Of course I had to read it in a parrot voice, but it was fun and a great story to tell to your child. I originally put four stars because I feel like it just ended abruptly, but as I wrote this review, my daughter kept telling me to mark the other star so I did. She totally enjoyed it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Primitive August 27, 2014
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Primitive and not very engaging for a start if a book series. The parrot character is great but there is really one story line "the battle". Needs some more for a general series plot.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Funny Shorts May 9, 2012
By Phayes
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a fun little book best read to kids by an adult. While truly humorous, there are some ideas that might require parental explanation (Kill the bird, for example).
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The Bird and Grandpa Have an "Understanding"...
This book was positively endearing. One of the best new children's books I've seen in quite a while. Read more
Published 1 day ago by EvilPinkSocks
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 10 days ago by Steven Daniels
1.0 out of 5 stars Eh could be better
Horrible and not worth it
Honestly it was really stupid and not enough detail
If you Wang get it but really it's dumb
Published 12 days ago by Sara
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Daughter loved this
Published 19 days ago by nicole22654
5.0 out of 5 stars The best book ever
My rating was all five stars. I like that it is funny. I would give this book to my sister because me and her don't like each other some times we get mad at each other sometimes
Published 23 days ago by ISK
4.0 out of 5 stars GRANDPA HATES THE BIRD
The family was going on a vacation so grandpa and grandma had to watch their bird. But grandma had a meeting so grandpa was on his own with the bird. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Amy M Baars
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Published 1 month ago by Trina Haymon
4.0 out of 5 stars cute Story
Grandpa and Bird compromise It was a cute story to be read by an eight year old. Nice read really
Published 1 month ago by Rhonda Herbert
5.0 out of 5 stars Grandpa hates the bird
I'd give this book a five star quality because I think the social issue is being hateful,one because grandpa gave the bird a chance but the bird isn't old and thing's that aren't... Read more
Published 1 month ago by movie buff
1.0 out of 5 stars Lame
It's not that long and you'll have to by the whole series i dont think I'll buy it lame 😝😝😢
Published 1 month ago by Madison
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More About the Author

I write books for kids. My first novel is called Escape Under the Forever Sky. It's about the 13-year old daughter of the American ambassador to Ethiopia who gets kidnapped and has to find her way to freedom. I've also written a series of dark comic short stories for younger readers, inspired my dark comic dad, called Grandpa Hates the Bird. My latest book is a 17th century seafaring adventure called Cast Off: The Strange Adventures of Petra De Winter and Bram Broen.

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