Hungry Bird

Hungry Bird

Book - 2016
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"Bird is hiking with his friends when his tummy rumbles. But no one packed him a snack that he likes! With every step, his hunger mounts until he collapses on the ground. How will Bird survive if he doesn't eat the perfect something this instant?!"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Scholastic Press,, 2016
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780545864176
0545864178
Characteristics: 28 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm

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DBRL_KatieL Jan 09, 2017

I have mixed feelings about this book. I really liked the illustrations, and the story is well done, and great for reading aloud to children. But I don't like how the fact that Bird expected someone else to provide for him, and gets angry when they don't produce a snake he likes, is never really addressed as rude behavior. In the story Bird's anger grows as his hunger grows. At first it is slightly humorous how he turns down the snacks his friends offer, but after the second or third time he demands to know what snack his friend provides then yells how the snack they brought themselves, and kinda offered to share is disgusting, I was slightly irritated with Bird. He does say sorry at the end, blaming his behavior on his hunger.

I really like the illustrations in this book, and think it is a great way to open up conversations about responsibility, attitude and kindness. Even just a quick 'was Bird very nice when he was hungry?' and talking to children about how they should ask for snacks would be a nice balance to the attitude of the books main character.

AL_MOLLIE Dec 07, 2016

More like Hangry Bird! Bird is so hungry, but his friends just don't have what he wants! Will Bird finally be able to fill his belly?

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EvanovichFan
Nov 10, 2016

Very funny illustrations! A great addition to the series. Bird is famished, but does not want the snacks his friends offer to share. In true Bird form, he has no problem expressing his feelings. It is a very fun read.

However, the author misses an opportunity to teach young readers about gratitude. Bird's hunger is satisfied, but he does not make any attempt to reconcile his behavior toward his friends.

VaughanPLAndreaW Nov 02, 2016

A delightful tale of a hangry bird and his ever helpful friends. Fans of Jeremy Tankard's earlier Bird books will not be disappointed.

cmlibrary_rkimray Oct 16, 2016

My favorite of Tankard's Bird books for storytime! Bird throws such spectacular tantrums that readers will get a kick out of his exaggerations. Just as in the other books, his friends are patient and helpful, even when Bird melts down. I love the ending, too!

nmaryann Oct 11, 2016

Bird is back, and this time he is hangry (and he doesn't want any of the snacks his friends have to offer). Goodness, just look at him on the front cover--he looks so faint he just might collapse from hunger!

My favourite of the bird books (Grumpy Bird and Boo Hoo Bird).

A perfect read-aloud to share with picky eaters!

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Jan 14, 2017

stinkpot thinks this title is suitable for 2 years and over

VaughanPLMallory Nov 07, 2016

VaughanPLMallory thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and under

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