After Bird and Squirrel crash land in the South Pole during a raging blizzard, a penguin named Sakari thinks Bird has come to rid her village of a hungry Killer Whale. But when Squirrel finds out that Bird will actually be fed to the Killer Whale as a sacrifice, they hatch a crazy plan to escape. With good timing, a little luck, and help from Sakari, they just might make it out alive. Or they might end up as whale food!
About the Author
James Burks spent 15 years working in the animation industry on various movies and television shows, including The Emperor's New Groove, Atlantis, Treasure Planet, Space Jam, The Iron Giant, Wow Wow Wubbzy, and most recently on Fan Boy & Chum Chum. James is the author of the Bird & Squirrel graphic novel series for Scholastic, as well as the illustrator for the Branches series Haggis and Tank Unleashed. James lives in Valencia, California.
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Bird & Squirrel on Ice based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Title: Bird & Squirrel On Ice Author: James Burks Publisher: Scholastic Published: 9-30-2014 Pages: 128 Genre: Children's Fiction Sub-Genre: Mice Hampsters, Guinea Pigs & Squirrels, Birds, Animals, Graphic Novels & Comics ISBN: 9780545563185 ASIN: B00JEHEVGO Reviewed For NetGalley and Scholastic Reviewer: DelAnne Rating: 4.25 Stars Bird nd Squirrell are caught in a snow storm and land on the South Pole. It seems as if there is nothing but snow and Ice. They meet a penguin names Sakira and others. When plans to sacrifice Bird to the killer Whales threatening the village plans are hastily made to escape with Sakira's assistance. Will they escape or will Bird be sacrificed to calm the killer whales? Colorful illustrations help bring the story to life for readers. Paired with the simple easy to read text young readers can follow and understand. My rating of "Bird & Squirrel On Ice" is 4.25 out of 5 stars.
A comic book style story with delightful illustrations telling the adventures of Bird and Squirrel after they crash land in a blizzard. They meet a penguin who believes Bird is the 'Chosen One' who will rescue their village from the whale - and so the adventures begin! Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley for letting me read this fantastic book in exchange for this, an honest review. The story is well written and in a format that will appeal to children. It could easily be used by parents and teachers to show how it is important to know the whole picture and not just assume something great is going to happen. It also highlights that, working together, much more can be achieved. As a teacher, I could certainly imagine using this as a starter for PSHE work with children and think it well worth exploring. It is a lovely story with a great message that will certainly appeal to young readers. I'll certainly be on the look out for other books by this author in future!