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Tommy Goes Trick-or-Treating (A Bird Brain Book)

Tommy Goes Trick-or-Treating (A Bird Brain Book)

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by Emlyn Chand, Noelle Giffin (Illustrator)

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Evolved Publishing brings you the fourth of the "Bird Brain Books" by Emlyn Chand, "Tommy Goes Trick-or-Treating." This children's picture book, with full color illustrations by artist Noelle Giffin, is for kids 3 to 6 years old. Tommy is a mischievous little woodpecker who loves to fly to the edge of the forest and watch the people in the nearby suburb. One evening,


Evolved Publishing brings you the fourth of the "Bird Brain Books" by Emlyn Chand, "Tommy Goes Trick-or-Treating." This children's picture book, with full color illustrations by artist Noelle Giffin, is for kids 3 to 6 years old. Tommy is a mischievous little woodpecker who loves to fly to the edge of the forest and watch the people in the nearby suburb. One evening, something strange and exciting happens-people emerge from their houses wearing costumes and carrying colorful buckets with smiling faces on them. What's even crazier is that they shout a special codeword while standing outside of each house, and are given delicious-looking candy. Tommy simply must join in the fun. He and his friend, Michael the raccoon, fashion their own costumes and head off to join in the festivities. Thanks to Tommy's knock-knocking beak and Michael's quick paws, the duo is able to heist many a candy bar from the unsuspecting homeowners and children. But are they missing out on the true spirit of Halloween? There's only one way to find out: join Tommy and Michael in their trick-or-treating adventure, in this special holiday edition of the color-illustrated Bird Brain Books.

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Evolved Publishing
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Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
3 - 8 Years

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Tommy Goes Trick-or-Treating (A Bird Brain Book) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Gina04 More than 1 year ago
Read and reviewed by my 9 yo lil dude. This book was about Tommy a woodpecker that likes to fly around and watch people. But one day he see's that they are not acting right and his friend Michael who is a raccoon tells him about Halloween and trick or treating. The only bad thing is they kinda got a little greedy and tried to get a lot of candy and then they ate it and got tummy aches. I know how they felt cause I did this one time when I was young and I learned my lesson.
JT1969 More than 1 year ago
This is a children's picture book featuring Tommy the woodpecker and his friend Michael the raccoon who engage in their own version of Trick-or-Treating on Halloween. I liked the mini-moral within the story. A very cute story with nice illustrations. Thanks Melissa for the copy of this book!
MyndiL More than 1 year ago
I read this book as part of a challenge I joined. I have to admit, regardless of my advanced age, I'm really enjoying the books in the Bird Brain series. Each book is charming and teaches a valuable lesson to the kids who might read or listen to the story. Tommy's story is no different. Tommy and his friend think that they deserve something that isn't theirs and go about taking it. Eventually, they learn that what they did was not right and that they will do better next time. They even go about trying to fix the wrong they've done. This is so important for kids to learn...that they can make mistakes and realize they were wrong and still right those wrongs and be forgiven. I think this book would be great for elementary aged students, I've been saying between 1st and 3rd grade, but I think even in Kindergarten or preschool if it's read to them, the kids would really get something out of the stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
evna777 More than 1 year ago
I love the illustration so much. It will truly helps the children to understand the flow of the story and to portray Tommy and Mickey costumes. The lesson in this book is to decide between right and wrong. This tale teaches about Halloween is not all about candy, it's about sharing too. The book idea is really awesome. I received a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pretty cool book
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bamauthor More than 1 year ago
Story revolves around two animal friends, a woodpecker named Tommy and his raccoon friend, Michael. Both enjoy watching humans for amusement. One day Tommy notices something strange; all the children are dressing in weird costumes and knocking on neighbors’ doors asking for candy. Michael tells Woody that this is the custom on Halloween. Woody is jealous; he wants some of his own candy. So he enlists Michael to go trick or treating with him. At first they are unsuccessful, until they figure out that they need their own costumes and must say the magic words, “Trick or Treat.” Once they get the hang of it, the two animal friends go off the deep end and abuse the custom. Read the book and find out what happens to them and what lessons they learn. Illustrations cleverly done in Halloween colors are interspersed throughout and will hold the interest of younger readers. The book is an excellent choice for an early chapter book. Don’t be fooled by the length; half the pages are not part of the actual story but rather author background and summaries of other books in their series. Teachers might use the book as a read aloud for Halloween and parents might want to discuss its lessons before their children go trick or treating. I would recommend it especially for ages six through nine. This book is also available in Spanish
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ruthhill74 More than 1 year ago
Nothing like a good detective story, and there are often books with a bit of mystery are not available for this age reader. Emlyn Chand does a great job of keeping the reader in suspense, and at the end, truth is paramount. Children will again learn incredible values, and they will find themselves wrapped up in the mystery. My daughter would have loved this book, and I wish I had found it when she was a little bit younger. The story is one that parents and children will definitely enjoy together. I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will admit this is the only Bird Brain book that was not a favorite of mine. The moral of the story was spot on, but it was just the way the story came off that was off-putting to me. So I tested it on some of my young friends and found they did not quite get the point, as it took too long to get there. Don't get me wrong this is part of a series that is very good, this is just not one of my favorite stories. All together though, it matches the theme of the series, has the same good story flow and excellent illustrations that one expects from Chand and her collaborators. I would also highly recommend this series as a whole to all libraries in the USA, and everywhere. These books are meant to be shared and loved by kids of all ages, and bird lovers alike. Penelope Anne Bartotto
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story with a good lesson at the end.
kainshottie More than 1 year ago
Tommy the woodpecker lives to watch the humans. He watches a neighborhood every day from the comfort of a high branch in a birch tree. He loves to do this so much that he puts up with the taste of birch even though it isn't his favorite. While watching the neighborhood one day He sees the kids acting very strangely. They are all wearing costumes and shouting at the doors. His friend Michael the raccoon shows up and tells him about Halloween. The two of them decide they want to join in the fun as well. It takes them a few tries to figure out the rules (I.e. say "Trick or treat", wear a costume, and knock on the door) but eventually they get someone open a door only to be denied their hard earned candy. The only solution they have after playing by all the rules is to steal the candy. They steal all the candy and eat until they have belly aches. The problem is that b there's way too much candy leftover. The lessons they learn? They shouldn't steal. They should share. Halloween isn't for animals. Of course they also learned how to properly trick-or-treat. This would be a great story for early trick-or-treaters. The art is as always wonderful and the lessons are all of great value.
Its_Time_Mamaw More than 1 year ago
Tommy the woodpecker could not understand why he was not able to peck a hole in a house. He had no problem with trees. When he finally gave up he noticed the boy and girl coming out of the house looked different today. Michael the raccoon raced up the tree to see what Tommy was looking at. Tommy asked why the boy and girl look different? Michael told him it was a special day called Halloween and the little people were going to go door to door and get candy from each house. This sounded like a wonderful idea. He loved candy. They finally came up with a plan and was able to get a large stash of candy. By snatch and grab. Which was not very nice! Do they need a codeword to get the candy? Would they eat all that candy? What do you think will happen if they eat too much candy? Do you think they should give the candy back since they took it without asking? This was a really cute Halloween story. A tale of a mischievous raccoon and woodpecker. In real life they both can be annoying a destructive but they are nice to look watch. The author picked the perfect critters for her characters Tommy and Michael. The illustrations created very cute characters in Tommy and Michael. Michael has sweet blue eyes, to bad he was such a little stinker. I recommend this book. Disclosure I received a free digital copy of this book from Evolved Publishing for review. I was in no way compensated for this review. It is my own opinion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its very good