Thursday, September 16, 2010
Calvin Can't Fly...The Story of a Bookworm Birdie Review & Giveaway
Calvin is a starling who lives "in an old barn with his three brothers, four sisters and sixty-seven thousand four hundred and thirty -two cousins." Calvin is no ordinary bird though. While his rather large family is discovering things like worms and grass Calvin has discovered a book and is forever smitten. Forgoing the "usual" bird doings such as catching insects and learning to fly, Calvin spends his days at the library devouring every book he can. Of course being different makes him the target of teasing from his family who call him "bookworm" and "geeky beaky".
When it comes time to fly south Calvin can't fly...he has been too busy reading books. His family carries him along but right into a hurricane....thankfully Calvin's love of reading has taught him all about these storms so he is able to save the day!
This book is charming and fun and I LOVE the message here....being different is not a bad thing and can, in fact, provide very useful! This book also contains one of the sweetest lines I have ever read to my children..."His books took him to places his wings never could. And his heart fluttered with excitement". Isn't that just the best?? Isn't the author echoing what we all want for our future bookworms....a good book to take them to places of wonder, imagination and fantasy?? I really, really love that line! The illustrations, by Keith Bendis, are superb and give real life to Calvin and his flock of family members.
Calvin Can't Fly is an excellent choice for the little bookworms in your life. The positive message and the exciting story line will have your child asking for it again and again. You can't miss with this one. The recommended age for this one is 4-8 and I think that is right on the mark. You can buy this charming book on Amazon...
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and I was provided with a copy of the above book for purpose of review. The opinions in this post are entirely my own. Your experience may differ from mine. This post has not been reviewed or edited by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this review. The sponsor of this giveaway is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipping the winner(s) their prize.