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I Want an Ostrich by [Sonya Annita Song, Kate Fallahee]

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The Perfect Book for Young Children and Animal Lovers

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Keep Children Engaged

Do you have a child that doesn't like to sit still?

Or are you a teacher looking for a book that can be used as a teaching tool?

With simple rhymes and eye-catching illustrations, this book will keep young readers engaged throughout the entire story with never a dull moment.

As an added bonus, you can learn some real facts about ostriches without even realizing it!

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Easy Reading with Soothing Rhymes

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The Importance of Rhymes

Rhyming books are important for young children for many reasons:

  1. Rhyming aids in teaching children how language works. Rhymes help children identify and assimilate the sounds within words and develop phonological awareness.
  2. Rhyming helps children develop a musical ear. When you read a rhyming book, you will notice the musical quality and cadence of the rhymes. This helps teach children rhythm, as well as to appreciate the musical nature of poetry.
  3. What do we know about rhyming books? They rhyme! This can help children anticipate the rhyming word that will come next and prepares them for another important reading skill: making predictions.
  4. Since rhymes are so much fun, rhyming books can add joy to the often challenging and intimidating task of learning to read.

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Learning Opportunities

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Learn to Pay Attention to Detail

Don't miss the learning opportunities to be gained from the words and illustrations.

What can we learn from the illustrations above?

  • Ostriches have no teeth.
  • They eat pebbles and sand.
    • Why? To grind the food into smaller pieces, just like our teeth do for us.
  • Their diet includes things like roots, leaves, nuts and bugs.

Encourage children to learn and discover more interesting facts about birds! (Did you know ostriches are dinosaurs?)

Note: There is a bit of a running side joke with a cheetah with signs saying "Ostrich-Friendly Beach" and "No Cheetahs Allowed." The reason is not to exclude cheetahs for the sake of exclusion but to convey the predator-prey relationship between cheetahs and ostrich, thereby introducing another fact.

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Increased Value with High Re-Readability

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This is a book that children will want to read over and over again, which increases the value of this book compared to a book that children will read once and forget. There's also a coloring book version available for children who like to color. Check out the author's other books for more highly re-readable books.

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A Little Nutty Do You Know What Your Parents Do When You're Asleep? My Teacher Dad Pirate Bear My Baby Slime I Want an Ostrich: Coloring Book
Details Introducing Peanut Butter, the nuttiest nut of all (or at least he thinks he is). It's not what you think it is! Or is it??? Read to find out! A hilarious story about a dad who doesn't want to go to school and his clever son. Stunning illustrations and a heartwarming story. Taking care of a baby slime is harder than it looks! Color your way through the story and exercise your fine motor skills!
Ideal Ages 3-9 3-9 3-9 3-10 3-8
Grades K-3 K-3 K-3 K-4 K-2

Editorial Reviews

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*****Gail Kamer for Readers' Favorite*****
So, what do you think I want after reading I Want an Ostrich by Sonya Annita Song? Yep, an ostrich. The main character shares the reasons why he should have an ostrich. Of course, he could ride the ostrich to school instead of taking the bus. He knows just what to feed his pet ostrich, too. He'd have all kinds of fun teaching the ostrich games. Did you know an ostrich can be useful? The main character does. However, there's one thing the ostrich can't do that the main character would like it to do. Maybe one day there will be a solution for that too.

I absolutely loved I Want an Ostrich by Sonya Annita Song. The rhythmic writing makes it a great read aloud story. The story line and illustrations provide great connections for children. The topic of wanting a pet is perfect for the intended audience. Illustrations are by Kate Fallahee and add so much more fun and detail to the story. I can see I Want an Ostrich being a great resource in a school setting as often one of the persuasive writing lessons winds up being a child's plea for a pet. I learned many facts about an ostrich I didn't know and it was done in such a way that I will remember them. Sonya Annita Song and Kate Fallahee have done an amazing job of presenting this topic with a new flair. Congratulations. I highly recommend I Want an Ostrich by Sonya Annita Song as a must-read book for young children.

From the Author

2019
Children's Literary Classics Book Awards Gold Winner - City of More
Children's Literary Classics Book Awards Gold Winner x2 - Pirate Bear
Literary Classics Seal of Approval - City of More
Literary Classics Seal of Approval - Pirate Bear
Purple Dragonfly 1st Place Winner  - My Teacher Dad
Purple Dragonfly Honorable Mention - Pirate Bear
Readers' Favorite Book Award Bronze Winner - City of More
Readers' Favorite Five Stars 
A Little Nutty
City of More
Do You Know What Your Parents Do When You're Asleep?
I Want an Ostrich
My Teacher Dad
Pirate Bear

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07M9X7687
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Chinchilla Books (January 7, 2019)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ January 7, 2019
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 6741 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Not enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 24 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 69 ratings

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The book is very cute but it came in an envelope so it arrived damaged. It is bent like if it had been rolled up and there are a couple creases. One of them shows on every page of the book from the front cover to the back cover. As far as the content of the book I think it’s great for early readers. Not much of a story but it’s cute.
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