Saturday, May 6, 2023

Today's read... Are You A Bird Like Me? by Noel Foy and Nicholas Roberto

Today's read heads outdoors and into the animal kingdom...and I'll admit that it was the cover, which first caught my attention. The playful bunch appears so kind and fun. So, I was more than a little curious to see if this entire book holds the same, enjoyable atmosphere. Ready to find out if it does? 

by Noel Foy & Nicholas Roberto
Illustrated by Collen Sgori
Pear Tree Publishing
Picture Book
56 pages 
ages 4 to 8

Meet Sky, a newly hatched bird who believes her nest is the "whole entire world" - until she falls out of it!  


Unable to fly, Sky sets out to find her parents. Along the way, she makes unexpected friendships and discovers a fascinating world beyond her nest. Will Sky and her new friends band together and combine their unique skills so she can return home and ultimately take flight?  

Adventure with Sky as she learns valuable lessons about courage, perseverance and the amazing things that can happen by working together. The teamwork shown by Sky and her friends inspires readers to believe in themselves and embrace the idea that differences aren't dividers but ways to contribute to a common goal.  







Discovering the "whole entire world" becomes a cute adventure with tons of heart and friendship pure.

When Sky was still in her egg, she was content and thought it was the entire world. Then, she hatched to discover that the world held a mother and father bird as well as a nest and plenty of twigs, branches and leaves. That was the entire world...until she fell out of the nest to discover so much more. Too much more, since she also had no idea how to go back to her beloved parents up on the top of the tree.

The wonderful characters and forming friendships radiate goodness throughout this read. It's a book, which warms the heart and puts a huge smile on the face. Sky is an adorable, baby bird, who believes the world is what she sees until it, suddenly, grows bigger. And it does that several times. Her innocence comes across nicely, and she embraces each new friend she meets. All of these characters portray kindness and carefree personalities, which will have young listeners wishing they could play with this bunch themselves.

The illustrations are done with love and let the positive scenes come across clearly and with the matching atmosphere. The text is a bit on the heavier side for picture books, making it an ideal read-aloud for story time or to be read along for those, who are more sure of their words. It's a read to snuggle up with and enjoy.

And she is... 

Award-winning author of ABC Worry Free, Noel is a neuroeducation specializing in workshops and one-on-one coaching for kids and adults on anxiety, executive function and growth mindset. Noel’s mission is to empower families and professionals with practical problem-solving tools and playful stories that help manage stress, promote healthy change and maximize their unique potential. When Noel isn’t writing, reading or working with clients, you will find her paddle boarding, kayaking or biking. She likes corny jokes and enjoys baking and cooking for family and friends.  

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