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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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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,290 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 laughing.my 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars WOW June 13, 2013
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Such a morbid children's story, my son is now worried that if we leave our pets with his grandparents that they may just poison them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars NORMAN HATES THE BOOK January 15, 2013
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I HATE IT ! MY SON (4 years old) CAN'T EVEN READ IT HE'S A LEVEL 1 .4 READER AND IT SAID IT WAS A 1.2
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can a birdbrain outwit Grandpa? June 29, 2013
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Amazon has "Grandpa hates the Bird" listed as a children's book. That's fine, but I'm a grownup and I loved the story. The Bird is a green-cheeked conure (Parakeet) who loves his human family. He's a very smart bird. Indeed, he's the narrator of the story. In this story, the first in a series, Bird is left with Grandpa while the rest of the family is traveling. Unfortunately, Grandpa hates Bird with a vengeance, so much so that he's determined to get rid of Bird.

Will Bird be able to survive a week with Grandpa? That's the burning question in this funny story of a birdbrain versus a human in a battle of wits. The stakes couldn't be higher: if Grandpa throws Bird out the door in the middle of a New England winter, the tropical-bred Bird won't last a minute. But Bird does have a trick or two up his sleeve.

I enjoyed the story very much, and I'm looking forward to reading other stories in the series.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars bird's eyeview November 18, 2011
By carolM
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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 entertaining March 23, 2014
By Susan
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My husband down-loaded this book for our 4-yr-old grandson. Since this has no pictures it's probably not going to be a hit with him, but I found it quite amusing and entertaining, and think it would be the perfect read for an older child.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Amusing August 18, 2013
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A bit predictable and 'been done before' sort of content. Nothing that overly appealed, was funny but didn't actually go anywhere. Value for money a good bedtime story but not a read over and over type of book
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Funny
I like the book but bad ending it grabs your attention at the beginning and come with a twist in the middle. Overall it's a nice book
Published 1 day ago by camille Richards
5.0 out of 5 stars Ok
This book is fun in it's own way it shows how the bird the grandpa doesn't get along with the bird
Published 1 day ago by Mi'Yanah Renee' Grissom
4.0 out of 5 stars funny
I liked how the bird was speaking besides the humans so it showed the birds point of view I liked it
Published 6 days ago by Jason Hauptmann
2.0 out of 5 stars Primitive
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". Read more
Published 6 days ago by Lenka F
5.0 out of 5 stars Funniest kids book we have ever read at bedtime!
This book was great. The kids and I laughed from start to finish! This author knows how to keep not only the kids entertained by the book but parents as well!!
Published 8 days ago by Jannah Umbarger
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT!!
EXCELLENT!! ..giggles all the way through
Published 10 days ago by Dale Heritage
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Such an adorable book - made me and my daughter laugh out loud!
Published 11 days ago by Palmira Bennett
5.0 out of 5 stars Cute story
Book was very cute, lot of juicy words that lead to great discussion and questions.
The story is about a tense relationship between grandpa, and his grandchildren' s bird that... Read more
Published 13 days ago by melissa
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
This book was funny and so entertaining! I read it to my daughter during a long train ride, as the title had caught her eye on my kindle. Read more
Published 13 days ago by kidma
5.0 out of 5 stars GRANDPA HATES THE BIRD: The Battle Begins
I love this book and I'm going to read the rest. I wish I had them all. I love this
Published 16 days ago by Lorena D Huggins
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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. The book I'm working on now is called Cast Off: The Strange Adventures of Petra de Winter and Braam Broen.

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