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Boo Hoo Bird
     

Boo Hoo Bird

4.0 1
by Jeremy Tankard
 

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 Band-Aid? 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

Overview


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 Band-Aid? 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.
 

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Praise for Boo Hoo Bird:

"Mood master Jeremy Tankard succeeds again." --Time Out New York

"Like Mo Willems . . . Tankard takes the worldview of the toddler seriously while appreciating its humor. He has distilled his insight into the toddler mind into dramas that are the pint-size equivalent of Shakespeare." --The Los Angeles Times

"Bet high on this becoming another storytime winner, just like its predecessor." --Booklist

"Distinctive." --Horn Book

"Playful pacing and taut expressions capture the humor and vulnerability of Bird and his gang. This selection will resonate." --Kirkus Reviews

"With its blend of realism and exaggeration, condolence and humor, this may well turn a sympathetic 'Boo hoo hoo!' into a family standby in times of bonkitude." --BCCB

Distinctions and Praise for Grumpy Bird:

An LA Times Favorite Book of 2007

"Comic perfection." --The Wall Street Journal

"Hilarious." --The Los Angeles Times

"Tankard's illustrations alone will cheer up any bad mood." --Parent & Child Magazine, Teachers' Picks, April 2007

"A way out of a bad mood for surly birds, whatever their species." --Publishers Weekly

"Whimsical and funny." --Kirkus Reviews

"A good addition to storytimes." --School Library Journal

Praise for Hungry Bird:

"Bird is over-the-top, self-absorbed, melodramatic, and hilarious . . . A delightful romp." --Kirkus Reviews

"Picky eaters will be laughing along and trying new things in no time with this funny installment of Bird and friends. A recommended purchase perfect for storytime or small group sharing that will be in high demand." --School Library Journal

"Once again, Tankard draws a lot of humor from the disconnect between the chunky-cute looks of his woodland cast and the angry depths of his rosy-cheeked hero." --Publishers Weekly

Children's Literature - Tracy Koretsky
Bird gets a serious knock to the noggin while playing catch with Raccoon. When a kiss does not make it all better, the two consult their cadre of animal friends who offer pleasant but ineffective palliatives—a hug, a cookie, a band-aid, sympathy—none of which have any particular relationship to the type of animal they are. Meanwhile, Bird complains of dizziness, of barely being able to walk. That is, until he does not. He feels his bump and decides it does not really hurt enough to prevent him from doing a headstand. With this, all subsequent drama is deflated and an opportunity to teach children when it might be important to either seek medical help or insist upon it for oneself (for example, when one has concussed) is lost. The ink and digitally produced illustrations are atmospheric but do not enhance the narrative progression either by event, sense of place, or time of day. Reviewer: Tracy Koretsky
School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1

While playing catch with Raccoon, Bird gets bonked on the head and starts to cry. Neither Raccoon's kiss, nor Rabbit's hug, nor any of the other animals' attempts to soothe him works. Not even Fox's proffered Band-Aid helps. Then, in a surprising turn of events, all of Bird's friends become so upset that they begin to cry, and Bird must console them. How he helps his friends snap out of their gloom will tickle youngsters, and they will be in for yet another surprise when they turn the last page. Brightly painted cartoon animals heavily outlined in black appear against different colored grounds and are enlivened by photos and sketches of farm scenes and trees. As Tankard's Grumpy Bird (Scholastic, 2007) addressed young children's mood swings, this humorous story will help them over the bumps and bruises accrued as they go about their active lives.-Marianne Saccardi, formerly at Norwalk Community College, CT

Kirkus Reviews
Tankard's latest will tickle the funny bones-and tug at the heartstrings-of its young audience. In this sequel to Grumpy Bird (2007), Bird receives a "bonk" on his head during a game of catch. At Raccoon's urging, the injured fowl visits each of his friends for a little TLC, but nothing, not even kisses or cookies, soothes his dampened spirits. Bird does have a flair for the dramatic; he's outraged when Sheep suggests a game of hide-and-seek: "You want me to hide?" he wails. "I CAN HARDLY WALK!!!" Depressed by Bird's misery, the animals cry, resulting in Bird's miraculous, and hilarious, full recovery. As in its predecessor, ink and digitally rendered double-page spreads against photographed images feature thick black lines, blocky shapes and bright, bold colors. Playful pacing and taut expressions capture the humor and vulnerability of Bird and his gang. This selection will resonate with listeners, who will likely cringe as Bird mistakenly offers, yet again, to be on the receiving end of another game of catch. (Picture book. 2-6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545065702
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
422,896
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
AD250L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author


When Jeremy Tankard’s daughter was three, she said, “Draw grumpy things, Daddy.” He drew her a grumpy lion, a grumpy snake, a grumpy bear, a grumpy alarm clock, and, finally, a grumpy bird. The bird looked SO grumpy, SO ridiculous and so CUTE that they both started to laugh. Jeremy recognized a story in this character and sat down to write it. That story became the Los Angeles Times Favorite Book, Grumpy Bird, and more hilarious stories followed in Boo Hoo Bird, and Hungry Bird. The beloved Bird series has become a bestseller in Jeremy’s native Canada and continues to soar. He lives in Vancouver with his wife and two children. You can visit him online at www.jeremytankard.com.

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Boo Hoo Bird 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
AlwaysTime4ABook More than 1 year ago
I love the illustrations and bright colors of this book! My kids liked the story and could relate to Birds plight. I gave it 4 stars because Bird got whiny toward the end. I used it as a teaching moment with my kids about appreciating the help of others, about what it means to be a good friend, and being polite even when we don't feel like it.