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Kids Fiction 56
sweet and lovely picture book
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
BIRD HOUSE is a lovely story about a young girl and her abuela, who find an injured bird. They treat its injury and allow it to fly around the house while it is healing. After it is all better, they let it go. Eventually, they have a visitor- the bird has come back to visit. The little girl asks if she can keep the bird, but her abuela tells her that it doesn't belong to them though it is welcome to visit anytime.

What I loved: This is a beautifully illustrated and simple story that is sure to delight young audiences. Each page captures abuela's home and the magic of it all in the little girl's eyes through the lovely illustrations. The story of the bird is simple and hopeful, expressing the need to allow things to find their own way and the joy of helping others. The way this ends is perfect, with the bird visiting the little bird house they have created for it but knowing that it is not theirs to keep.

The text is very brief throughout, making this a story that captures the imagination and illustrates much while saying very little. This would work for a broad audience as a result, appealing to young toddlers through elementary school aged readers.

Final verdict: A story of grandparent love, helping others, and friendship, BIRD HOUSE is a lovely picture book read that will capture young imaginations.
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