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Spring 2018 Kids’ Indie Next List
“I love this book! It has great pictures, a funny story, woodland animals, and a lesson! It's colorful and exciting, and no one's friends abandon them to be eaten by bears even if they talk too much - like really, really too much - and never listen. You should probably read it and then read it again and then read it out loud to someone and then read it out loud to someone else. It's great!”
— Angela Whited, The Red Balloon Bookshop, Saint Paul, MN
Meet Wordy Birdy, a very chatty bird who talks WAY more than she listens! A hilarious story from Tammi Sauer, beloved author of Nugget & Fang, Chicken Dance, and Mary Had a Little Glam.
Wordy Birdy LOVES to talk. “Hello, sunrise. Hello, pink sky. Hello, orange sky!” But does she love to listen? NOPE. One day, while she’s walking through the forest, her gift of the gab gets her into hot water: “That’s a pretty tree and that’s a pretty tree and that’s a pretty danger sign and that’s a pretty tree. . . .” Will this inattentive bird walk right into danger? Will her faraway thoughts lead her along a path of doom? It’s up to her long-suffering, heard-it-all-before pals Squirrel, Raccoon, and Rabbit to save their distracted friend.
Author Tammi Sauer will have kids and their parents in stitches with this funny, fast-paced, lovable caper about the importance of paying attention—and the importance of standing by your friends through thick and thin.
And look for the super-silly sequel, Wordy Birdy Meets Mr. Cougarpants!
About the Author
TAMMI SAUER is a full-time children's book author who presents at schools and conferences across the nation. She is the author of numerous picture books, including Wordy Birdy, Cowboy Camp, Chicken Dance, Nugget & Fang, and Mary Had a Little Glam. In addition to winning awards, Tammi's books have gone on to do great things: Chicken Dance: The Musical is currently on a national tour, and Your Alien, an NPR Best Book of 2015, has been published in Italian, Spanish, Korean, and French. Tammi and her family live in Edmond, Oklahoma. Visit Tammi online at tammisauer.com and follow her on Twitter at @SauerTammi.
DAVE MOTTRAM is a designer and illustrator working in Ohio. He has illustrated Wordy Birdy, Race Car Dreams, Mighty Tug, and Oy Vey! Life in a Shoe. To learn more about Dave's work, visit him at davemottram.com and follow him on Instagram at @dmott70.
A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year
“laugh-out-loud funny . . . caregivers will certainly find this chuckleworthy.”—Kirkus
"amusing and entertaining"—School Library Journal
"an entertaining approach to the topic of listening."—Booklist