A House for Every BirdFeatured
A young artist has drawn birds and bird houses in corresponding colors. Now it's time to match them up. The blue bird goes in the blue house, the orange bird in the orange house, and so on. But wait! The birds don't agree with the narrator's choices and, much to her distress, are rebelling by swapping houses. Can the narrator make the birds see sense? Or is it possible that you just can't tell a bird by its feathers?
What I loved: This was a really cute story with a solid message of accepting others for who they are and approaching understanding not by appearance but by conversation. The story features a lot of character frustration as the girl does not like all the switches, and this is delightful for young children who can appreciate the feeling but also enjoy the silly situation. The illustrations are imaginative with plenty of colors and artwork features throughout. The dialogue bubbles add to the fun with having the birds chat. The ending brings it all together well and is an adorable finish to a cute book.
Final verdict: With imaginative illustrations and a cute story, A HOUSE FOR EVERY BIRD is a delightful picture book about not making assumptions about others and instead getting to know them. Recommend for preschool and elementary school aged readers.