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Children's Fiction Emotions & Feelings

Boo Hoo Bird

illustrated by Jeremy Tankard

Publisher
Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Sep 2010
Category
Emotions & Feelings, Friendship
  • Board book

    ISBN
    9781443102377
    Publish Date
    Sep 2010
    List Price
    $9.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780545065702
    Publish Date
    Apr 2009
    List Price
    $21.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 0
  • Grade: p to k

Description

 

Bird is back — in a fun board book edition!

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.

 

About the author

Jeremy Tankard is the creator of the Los Angeles Times Favorite Book Grumpy Bird and its companions Boo Hoo Bird, Hungry Bird, and Sleepy Bird, and the illustrator of several acclaimed picture books, including Rachel Vail's Piggy Bunny and David LaRochelle's It's a Tiger! The beloved Bird books are bestsellers in Tankard's native Canada. He lives in Vancouver with his wife and two children. You can visit him online at jeremytankard.com.

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Awards

  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets
  • Short-listed, Shining Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice)
  • Commended, Toronto Public Library First & Best booklist

Excerpt: Boo Hoo Bird (illustrated by Jeremy Tankard)

"What you need is a cookie!" said Beaver. "You can fix any problem with a cookie."

Beaver gave Bird a cookie.

Bird cried louder, "I think I'm getting dizzy.""Let's ask Sheep what to do," said Beaver. "She's full of ideas."

Editorial Reviews

"... kids and adults will laugh in spite of themselves... the theme of friendship coupled with Tankards's whimsical visuals make [this] an ideal book for storytime." —Quill & Quire, starred review

Librarian Reviews

Boo Hoo Bird

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. Originally published in hardcover in 2009 by Scholastic Press (Best Books for Kids & Teens 2010 Starred Selection).

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2011.

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