Title: Nope, A Tale of First Flight
Author & Illustrator: Drew Sheneman
Publisher: Viking, 2017
Themes: baby birds, first flight, trying new things, courage
Nope tells the nearly wordless story of a baby bird who isn’t so sure it’s a good idea to leave the nest, and Don’t Eat That! is about a misguided bear looking for a post-hibernation snack. (Goodreads)
Why I like this Book:
Imagine all the terrifying things you face when you are a baby bird peering out of the nest contemplating your first flight. Wouldn’t your response to Mama Bird be, “Nope?” The cartoonish Mama and baby bluebirds and the lead up to and moment of baby’s first solo flight are full of childish exaggeration and fear and Mama’s sneaky wisdom. Sure to be a winner for the young set. Basically two words and some fab, bright suspenseful illustrations.
Question for young readers: What was your big scary solo flight?
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