Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Green Bird

This Kindle edition of Green Bird took me quite some time to review.  The reason behind that is I couldn't decide if I loved it or hated it.  Now, I'm sure you're looking at the picture of that very cute little green bird going how could she hate it?  But, before I go into any negatives let's start with the positives.  I have to say I love the little green bird.  I am a bird lover, so the idea of a children's book with a bird greatly appealed to me.  I mean look at him. How can you resist that cute fat green face?

The whole story is very similar to Are You My Mother? The green bird lives deep inside the pink forest with a pink squirrel family.  (I would love to have seen some more pictures of the pink squirrel family). He is happy living with his pink family but sets off to find his real family.  He finds other green things as he is searching for his family.  This is my favorite part of the book.  Because, before you see a picture of each green object he finds you see a shadow picture.  So it is a great opportunity for children to try and guess what animal or object the little green bird has come across.

my cat reading Green Bird with me

The ending does leave you a bit hanging.  But on the positive side, it does leave the possibility for a second book where the author could go into a whole other story. Or, you could get your children to tell you what they think could happen.

The whole reason I did not review this book before now is that I couldn't figure out how someone could write a 33-page book, half of which are pictures, and not get the grammar correct. If this would have been an adult's book it wouldn't have gotten under my skin quite as much.  This is when children are just learning to read and are very impressionable. Trust me when I say I am no grammatical genius. That which, I am sure is made very clear by my posts.  But, if I am going to write and sell a book, especially a children's book, I am going to hire a professional proofreader/editor to make sure my grammar and punctuation are correct and everything flows smoothly.

That being said, I really do like the Green bird and hopefully, they will do some editing.  I would love to see it as a board book for children and some more stories about the Green Bird in the future.The Green Bird is a cute book with some really cute pictures. It's only $ 0.99 on Amazon.  And if you have Amazon's  Kindle unlimited you can read it for free.

I received this book free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Overall,  I rate it

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your review mate, i think you did a good job at it and i am certainly intrigued to check it out for myself. Overall a good post, so thanks for the share.