Friday, March 29, 2019

Review - Hungry Bird

Hungry Bird
by Jeremy Tankard
Date: 2016
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 32
Format: e-book
Source: library

Bird is hiking with his friends when his tummy rumbles.

But no one packed him a snack that he likes!

With every step, his hunger mounts until he collapses on the ground.

How will Bird survive if he doesn't eat the perfect something this instant?!

The hilarious blue-feathered anti-hero who first starred in Jeremy Tankard's high-flying debut, Grumpy Bird, returns in another laugh out loud melodrama. For every child who has ever needed a snack right now, and for every parent who has had to cope with a hangry, fussy child, Hungry Bird is sure to satisfy.

(synopsis from Goodreads)

Bird's friends should've just let him "starve". Although, then they would've had to listen to his continuous whining.

There's nothing funny about this. Bird is a narcissist. All he cares about are his own needs. He goes for a walk with his friends, and he's the only one who doesn't pack a snack for himself. Instead, he whines the whole time about how hungry he is, demands his friends' snacks, and then turns his nose beak up at them when they don't meet his standards. When they finally stop for a break, Bird is so hungry that he relents and takes the offered food. It's not so bad. But then, rather than having learned a thing, he asks who packed him a drink!

Feathered jerk. Skip this annoying little book.

Premise: 2/5
Meter: n/a
Writing: 2/5
Illustrations: 2/5
Originality: 2/5

Enjoyment: 0/5

Overall: 1.33 out of 5

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