A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
This simple story shows the importance of camouflage and hiding to stay safe in the natural world.
Initially he's eager for attention, but the little bird soon learns that showing off only leads to trouble.
Positive Role Models
The bird finds actions are more important than appearances when it comes to friendship. Once he realizes the value of his talent for going unseen, he extends his aid to his friends.
Violence & Scariness
The bird cultivates such a showy appearance that he draws the attention of a hungry fox. He escapes, and then protects a friend from a weasel. These predation scenes aren't violent, however.
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Parents Need to KnowParents need to know that the small, overlooked hero of A Funny Little Bird has a close encounter with a fox and a weasel, but all turns out well in the end. He often feels ignored and sometimes is teased, and begins the story without friends. By the story's end, however, his seeming weakness becomes his strength.
Is It Any Good?
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.