BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: Aaron Reynolds

 

nerdy

 

Title: Nerdy Birdy
Author: Aaron Reynolds
Illustrator: Matt Davies
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Ages: 4-8

 

Synopsis:

 

Nerdy Birdy likes reading, video games, and reading about video games, which immediately disqualifies him for membership in the cool crowd.

One thing is clear: being a nerdy birdy is a lonely lifestyle.

When he’s at his lowest point, Nerdy Birdy meets a flock just like him. He has friends and discovers that there are far more nerdy birdies than cool birdies in the sky.

 

Why you should read it:

 

Who doesn’t love a book with a title like NERDY BIRDY? Even the illustration of the cute little guy with the big glasses on the cover makes me want to learn more about this nerdy bird.

Children’s author, Aaron Reynolds, shines the light on a very common place problem. What does it take to fit in with the cool kids and what does it take to stand on one’s own? Cute illustrations and a simple, but effective story line helps young readers understand the difference between cliques and true friendships. Sometimes the “cool” birds don’t make the best friends, and sometimes the “nerdy” birds have the most fun! A great addition to any home library.

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1 out of 5…forget about it!

BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: Aaron Reynolds

carrots

 

Title: Creepy Carrots
Author: Aaron Reynolds
Illustrators: Peter Brown 
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Ages: 4-8

Synopsis:

 

Jasper Rabbit loves carrots.
And he can take
the fattest, crispiest
carrots from
Crackenhopper Field
anytime he wants.
That is, until they
start following
him home…

Why you should read it:

I’d heard a lot about this cute veggie tale before, but this was the first chance I had to read it. Author Aaron Reynolds writes a story that reminds me a little bit of when I was a child and was told to beware the “boogeyman” coming after me. That possibility kept me awake at night just like I imagine the thought of creepy carrots was keeping poor Jasper awake. I thought the surprise ending was cute and I love Peter Brown’s clever illustrations. Definitely a great addition to any home library.
Like-o-meter Rating: 5 out of 5…grab it!

**Rating scale**

5 out of 5…grab it!

4 out of 5…think about it.

3 out of 5…take or leave it.

2 out of 5…maybe not for you.

1 out of 5…forget about it!