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Sleepy Bird

ISBN: 9781338157857 Pages: 32 Ages: 3-5
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About this book

Bird's friends are settling in for the night.
But Bird is not tired. His wings want to flap.
His legs want to run. All of him wants to play!
When will he ever go to sleep?!

Spirited kids and exhausted parents will laugh
their way to happy dreams in this hilarious
and relatable take on bedtime featuring the lovable
hero of Grumpy Bird, Boo Hoo Bird, and
Hungry Bird.


Praise for Sleepy Bird:

"Caregivers faced with little ones who just won't settle down for the night may find that this title offers some pointers–and some hope." -- Kirkus Review

"A great bedtime story and fun read-aloud." -- School Library Journal

"Tankard's raucous digital artwork provides visual depth through thick, black outlines and backgrounds filled with bright, smoky textures." -- Publishers Weekly

Praise for Hungry Bird:

"Bird is over-the-top, self-absorbed, melodramatic, and hilarious... A delightful romp." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Picky eaters will be laughing along and trying new things in no time with this funny installment of Bird and friends. A recommended purchase perfect for storytime or small group sharing that will be in high demand." -- School Library Journal

"Once again, Tankard draws a lot of humor from the disconnect between the chunky-cute looks of his woodland cast and the angry depths of his rosy-cheeked hero." -- Publishers Weekly

Praise for Boo Hoo Bird:

"Mood master Jeremy Tankard succeeds again." -- Time Out New York

"Like Mo Willems... Tankard takes the worldview of the toddler seriously while appreciating its humor. He has distilled his insight into the toddler mind into dramas that are the pint-size equivalent of Shakespeare." -- The Los Angeles Times

"Bet high on this becoming another storytime winner, just like its predecessor." -- Booklist

"Distinctive." -- Horn Book

"Playful pacing and taut expressions capture the humor and vulnerability of Bird and his gang. This selection will resonate." -- Kirkus Reviews

"With its blend of realism and exaggeration, condolence and humor, this may well turn a sympathetic 'Boo hoo hoo!' into a family standby in times of bonkitude." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Praise for Grumpy Bird:

An LA Times Favorite Book of 2007

"Comic perfection." -- The Wall Street Journal

"Hilarious." -- The Los Angeles Times

"Tankard's illustrations alone will cheer up any bad mood." -- Parent & Child Magazine, Teachers' Picks, April 2007

"A way out of a bad mood for surly birds, whatever their species." -- Publishers Weekly

"Whimsical and funny." -- Kirkus Reviews

"A good addition to storytimes." -- School Library Journal


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