Courtney Saves Christmas (A Bird Brain Book)

Courtney Saves Christmas (A Bird Brain Book)


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Courtney Saves Christmas (A Bird Brain Book) by Emlyn Chand, Noelle Giffin

Evolved Publishing brings you the fifth of the "Bird Brain Books" by Emlyn Chand, "Courtney Saves Christmas." This children's picture book, with full color illustrations by artist Noelle Giffin, is for kids 3 to 6 years old.

Courtney is a peppy young penguin who just loves exploring, and is overjoyed when she receives a compass from Santa on Christmas morning. She's so grateful for the gift, in fact, that she just needs to give Santa a great big hug and say "Thank you!" in person. The only problem is she lives in the South Pole, and Santa is all the way on the other side of the globe!

With the aid of her new compass, Courtney sets off on a journey that takes her almost an entire year. By the time she reaches Santa's workshop, the elves are in a flurry preparing for the upcoming holiday.

Unfortunately, Rudolph is feeling very sick--too sick to guide the sleigh. If Courtney can't find a way to help, Christmas will be ruined and all the children of the world will be devastated. What's a little penguin to do?

There's only one way to find out: join Courtney in her yuletide adventure in this special holiday edition of the color-illustrated Bird Brain Books series for children 3-6 years old.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781622531141
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Publication date: 11/30/2012
Pages: 60
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 3 - 8 Years

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Courtney Saves Christmas (A Bird Brain Book) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Gina04 More than 1 year ago
Read and reviewed by my 9yo lil dude. I think this one was my favorite because it was around Christmas when I read it and I would have liked to visit Santa when I was younger and told him thank you for my gifts just like Courtney wanted to do. I like the pictures in the book a lot too.
MyndiL More than 1 year ago
I read this book as part of a challenge I joined. Another charming bird adventure from Emlyn Chand. In this story there is a penguin, which happens to be one of my sons' favorite animal! The story about Courtney the Penguin will teach kids about thankfulness and selflessness. And will also be a treasure to read at Christmas time. These Bird Brain books are so delightful and would make a wonderful addition to any elementary school library or classroom. Children from Kindergarten through about third grade would really enjoy these tales.
JT1969 More than 1 year ago
Here's a Christmas children's picture book that tells the tale of Courtney the penguin who travels from her home in the South Pole to Santa in the North Pole to thank him for her Christmas present. A very cute story with a plucky main character, Christmas magic, and nice illustrations. Thanks Melissa for the copy of this book!
evna777 More than 1 year ago
This story teaches a lot of things. You learn about courage, selflessness and risk-taking all in one book. It's really wonderful for children to learn to place their priority and to be grateful for the things they have. The adventure side of the story drew me in from the very start. When I started seeing the journey of this cute penguin, it astounded me. Someone out there is still willing to say thank you no matter how far and how much time they're going to spend. From south pole to north pole nonetheless! The story is really magical! I received a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.
ruthhill74 More than 1 year ago
With Christmas just around the corner, this is the perfect Christmas book for your kids (or kids at heart). The story is delightful, cute, and sweet. And it is even geographically correct! My daughter only recently taught me that penguins live in the South Pole, so it was neat to see that things were correct. The illustrations were sweet and fit exactly with the story. I thought it was neat to feature a penguin family. Normally, children's books seem to feature dogs and cats. This was a fresh idea, as far as I was concerned. I look forward to sharing it with my daughter even though she is a little bit older than the suggested age for the book--around 5-7. 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.
deannad414 More than 1 year ago
This is an absolutely charming story with wonderful heart-warming lessons. As a parent, here are my initial thoughts as I first read through this book: - I love the character Courtney. She is a sweet and thoughtful little Penguin. - The illustrations are wonderful. They're colorful, playful and exciting enough to entertain the little ones. - The time frame to travel from the South Pole to the North Pole was realistic enough, and the different animals and locations Courtney encountered could open up all kinds of different discussions with kids. - The importance of teaching kids to say `thank you' when receiving a gift from someone who isn't right there with them. Now, I always enjoy reading a new story to my 4-year-old. My son is used to me reading to him, so the first time through a new story, he dissects every little thing. It always amazes me how he sees things, and this book didn't disappoint. A couple of things that he found interesting that I overlooked were: - "What the heck is a compass?" (his exact words) - How does the penguin swim? - What kind of medicine does Rudolph have to take? Needless to say, we had a great time reading this story, and he's asked to have it re-read to him several times so far. Overall, this is an enjoyable read that can read as a cute holiday book, or used as a wonderful learning tool to open up all kinds of different discussions. I would recommend this for people of all ages, but especially for kids aged 4-6. Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book from Innovative Online Book Tours in exchange for my honest review.
Liberty_Ann_Ireland More than 1 year ago
My Review: 5 Stars Courtney is one adorable penguin, that is for sure. Both my girls and I loved reading her story. She really sends a good message too – reminding us all that we should say, “Thank You” for the gifts we are given. That is what set her on her journey in the first place, because she wanted to thank Santa. In the end, Courtney gets to be the hero and save the day. It is just a feel good story, through and through. The illustrations are beautifully done and would enthrall children younger than mine (6). My 1st grader was able to read along just fine and we all enjoyed the story together. Courtney Saves Christmas is a keeper in our house for sure! *Note: I received this book in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All opinions are 100% mine.
DelphinaReadsTooMuch More than 1 year ago
This book is so stinkin' cute.  My kiddos loved it.  The illustrations are fun and really captivated my 4 and 5 year old.  I love that Courtney's adventure began because she wanted to say, "thank you".  What a great message to send during the holidays.  I have a feeling this book will be read long after Christmas has come and gone. 
InsideBJsHead More than 1 year ago
A really cute story.  I enjoyed reading it with my daughter who is four. She thought Courtney is the coolest penguin ever! Of course now she wants a compass for Christmas too so she can visit Santa Clause, guess I have to go shopping....LOL I think the whole lesson behind the story of telling people "thank you" for the gifts you do receive is brilliant!  The traveling the Courtney took just to make sure she told Santa "Thank you" was nicely told for the younger readers.  When Courtney finally reaches Santa it was also nice that the author also included what happens to "good penguins" A great Christmas read!