Barry is a very “blue” bird. His house is grey and he is doesn’t seem to like much of anything, not hats and not ice cream. Polarhog, Barry’s friend comes to take Barry out for a surprise but Barry was enjoying a nap. Barry drags himself around with Polarhog. He doesn’t seem to enjoy his day much until he sees Polarhog’s sweet surprise for him at the end.
Barry is a cute round bluish-grey bird whose moping is cute and totally something a lot of kids will identify with. How many times have they been dragged to this store and that? This is a level one book for Toon Books and the story is easy to follow with words that most 1st graders will easily read. There were a few words that I know a some kids will struggle with, such as “tragedy.” I have loved nearly every Toon Book I’ve read and I’ve book-talked them to kids and adults. I think they are a great and fun way to help kids learn to read and follow a story.
Review copy of book provided by Toon Books.
Read March 11, 2013
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