Mousey was watching a baby bird when it fell from its nest. The baby bird is okay, but she can’t fly yet! So how will she get back up the tree to safety? Mousey may be too small to get the baby bird back up by himself, but maybe he can find somebody else who can! Maybe a frog can jump high enough. Or maybe a bunny can hop far enough. Maybe a snail will be able to crawl his way up the tree . . .
Will Mousey be able to save the baby bird? Or will the hungry cat get in the way of Mousey’s valiant attempts? Sometimes it’s just the size of your heart that really counts.
Watch the Birdie! is a delightful storybook about bravery and friendship. Nancy Cote’s loyal little mouse is sure to capture the hearts of young readers everywhere. With adorable illustrations and silly narration, Cote has made Watch the Birdie! a truly fun read for all.
For children ages 3 to 6, this is a fun follow up to Nancy Cote’s Watch the Cookie! (Sky Pony Press, October 2014). It is the perfect story time book as it teaches kids the value of being a good friend, helping others, and asking for help when you need it.
My girls 2, and 4 both enjoy reading Watch the Birdie! with it’s fun and engaging illustrations and the story that highlights the value of friendship. The girls love feigning fright at the approaching kitty cat, and indeed the illustrations get to be quite suspenseful. All is well though after a heroic deed and Mousey saves the day, until it is his turn to be saved anyway.
I highly recommend this heart warming tale of bravery and friendship.
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!