Boo Hoo Bird
By Jeremy Tankard
(Scholastic Press, Hardcover, 9780545065702, 32pp.)
Publication Date: April 2009
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Bird and Raccoon are playing ball, when Bird gets bonked on the head. "Boo hoo hoo!" he cries. What will make Bird feel better? A kiss? A cookie? A bandaid? Bird's friends Raccoon, Rabbit, Beaver, Sheep, and Fox are full of sweet and funny ideas.
Perfectly pitched and hilariously imagined, this charming story about a universal experience will put a smile on the face of every child who has suffered a boo-boo and every parent who has struggled to come up with just the right way to give comfort.
PRAISE FOR GRUMPY BIRD:
- BORDERS' ORIGINAL VOICES PICK
- REP PICK
- FEATURED ON SCHOLASTIC'S CORPORATE CHALLENGE T-SHIRTS
"Now, there is a story worth telling." --The LA Times
"Tankard's deceptively simple tale is a useful tonic for moody kids -- and their parents -- but the best thing about it is the comic perfection of Bird's face as he marches along in a fury." --The Wall Street Journal
* "The message that your friends still love you even when you're in a bad mood -- and that a good walk and some companionship can do wonders -- shines through." --Quill & Quire, starred review
"A good addition to story times with themes of emotions or imagination." --School Library Journal
"Tankard's illustrations alone will cheer up any bad mood."
--Parent & Child
"Keep this energetic picture book in mind for wee storytime members." -Kirkus Reviews
"His appealing title and cover close-up of the hero say it all: this uncomplicated paper-over-board book describes a common condition and a way out of a bad mood for surly birds, whatever their species." -Publisher's Weekly
As a stay-at-home dad, Jeremy Tankard has weathered many boo boos with his young daughter. His debut picture book, GRUMPY BIRD, was named a Borders Original Voices finalist. He lives in Toronto, Ontario. You can visit him online at www.jeremytankard.com.