Benjamin Birdie and the Tree Dwellers
Brown Books Kids (2018)
Reviewed by Eliana (9) and Sarina (5) for Reader Views Kids (3/19)
I really liked how Benjamin Birdie kept trying even though he was scared to fly. I was excited to read “Benjamin Birdie and the Tree Dwellers” by Michael Spicer to my little sister, because I know how much she likes animals.
The pictures were great, with lots of bright colors. We had a lot of fun looking through the trees to see what animals we could find. I really liked how all the animals had pretty big eyes, and it seemed like they were all friends. There was every kind of animal you could think of, and they were all trying to help Benjamin Birdie fly.
Our favorite part was when Benjamin Birdie was trying to fly, but then he looked down and got scared and started to fall. That’s when all the animals started to cheer for him, and he wasn’t scared anymore, and he flew all over the place.
Then all the other animals followed their dreams too. It was funny how the porcupine wanted to be a nurse, and the elephant tried to fly, and a flying lemur wanted to fly into space. All because Benjamin Birdie showed them if they tried really hard, they could do anything.
I liked how the author made words that were a sound or a feeling look different, and it made it funner to read the story. Almost like the story was coming alive, while you were reading it.
“Benjamin Birdie and the Tree Dwellers” by Michael Spicer, was fun to read while looking at all the beautiful pictures of the animal in the forests. My sister and I played a game while reading the story, to see who could find the most animals on that page. It was a nice story, that taught me and my sister to try no matter how scared we might be. And no matter what happens, we can feel proud knowing that we tried. This is going to be one of my sisters favorite bedtime stories for awhile now.