From the creator of Miss Spider (Little Miss Spider
, Miss Spider's New Car
, Miss Spider's Tea Party
, etc.) comes a new series featuring a sweet little bird. On the verge of independence, little bird, Biddle bird takes the plunge out of the nest and into the world to find a snack. But what's good to eat? Something squashy and salty like a slug? Something crunchy and sweet like a pea pod? "Is a flower a good meal? Will a bug be a treat? Don't gobble up tidbits you find in the street!"
From a protective distance, the proud mommy bird watches as her baby begins to pull a meal together for the first time. Readers get the feeling she will be there in a flash if her little bird ventures into the danger zone--for example, when he remembers never to choose meals "that are bigger than you!" But meanwhile, she's content to observe her "dear little big Biddle bird." Young readers will vicariously feel little bird's sense of accomplishment, especially as they begin exploring their own new horizons. David Kirk's shiny, in-your-face illustrations burst off the page, familiar to fans of Miss Spider, but almost too overwhelming for those who prefer kinder, gentler images. (Baby to preschool) --Emilie Coulter
From Publishers Weekly
"Little bird, Biddle bird,/ Time for your snack./ But Mommy is busy/ And hasn't come back." Little Bird, Biddle Bird is the first book in a new series from David Kirk, creator of Miss Spider. His trademark illustrations add dimension to the diminutive hero and play up the menacing look of a devilish cat, as Biddle bird searches for food and finds it. The small paper-over-board format and bright illustrations are just right for little hands.
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