Tommy Goes Trick-or-Treating (Bird Brain )
I don't have kids, I will never have kids, and yet - I'm in love with children's literature.
I believe there are three things that make a kids book with buying and reading - even if you're 32.
Contrary to popular belief, and my 5 star rating of most everything Emlyn Chand, one of those reasons is not to be the illustrious Chand.
1. The book must be entertaining to both the adults AND children who will read the book.
2. The book should teach, or at the very ...more
When Tommy discovers a group of children Trick or Treating he turns to his friend Michael, the curio ...more
Here we are with another great book from Emlyn Chand's Bird Brain series. As with all of Emyln's books there is a lesson to be learned, and unfortunately for Tommy, he had to learn the hard way - with a MAJOR stomach ache!!
I realize we are in the dead of winter, and still have SEVERAL months before Halloween but it is one of Yang's favorit ...more
His curiosity begins to ensue just as he meets Michael the raccoon that explains the humans are trick-or-treating. This conversation soon sparks a humorous adventure whe ...more
Tommy (a woodpecker) likes to watch the humans in their everyday lives from up above. However, one day he realizes the human boys and girls are not acting as they normally would; the kids are dressed up and going from door to door asking for candy. Michael (a raccoon), fills Tommy in on this very human tradition of Halloween. They both decide they want to join in on the festivity. During their adventurous, yet a bit of a mischievo ...more
Tommy the woodpecker and his friend Micheal, a raccoon, see all the children having fun and decide that they want to get in on the action as well. With Micheal's help, Tommy comes up with the perfect costume and they set ...more
I agree with other reviewers that these books should be mandatory reading in schools as they teach lessons important for society, but in a way that ...more
Woody is jealous; he wants some of his own candy. So he enlists Michael to go trick or treating with him. At first they are unsuccessful, until they figure out t ...more
The moral of the story is a good one, although I did think, in ...more
Iowa k Wii redeye and I don't recall the last few weeks to get utilities FreeTime the first place in the truck is that you rural development in early Eth ...more
Children's colorful story about Tommy who is a bird and how he observes the humans in the neighborhood as they go out for trick or treating on Halloween.
He is able to talk to other animals and finds out it is a special night. from the humans just being ordinary girls and boys.
They find out the codeword to get candy and then realize they have to wear a costume.
They have a plan and get tons of candy then eat it. all of it.....
Bonuses at the en ...more
Tommy witnesses some very strange happenings with the humans around town. They're all dressed funny and getting candy. When his friend Michael, the racoon, explains that it's Halloween, they decide they want ...more
As the parent, I love that this is a fun book to read to my daughter. This is a more advanced 3 - 6 year old story in that it is a little longer and more complex than many of the books we read. This provides a great opportunity to talk through the story and illustrations with her as she asks the inevitable "Why" questions. I could see her puzzling thro ...more
This book has endearing illustrations using fun Halloween colors throughout.
From up in the trees they see children out and about going from house to house collecting candy, and want to figure out how they can get in on this action.
Tommy and Michael start off innocently enough, trying various methods of putting together the puzzle that is Halloween in an attempt to get candy from people at home ...more
Tommy and Michael want in on the Halloween action, but their first attempts don’t work out so well. They come up with a plan: they have to get in costume too!
The pair fashion a great system for Tommy to knock on the door with his beak and Michael snatches the candy and runs away. They hid their loot under a bush.
Eventually they get ...more
As an adult I don't read children's books but this one was free and the cute picture caught my attention. I read the book and I loved I. It has a good moral of the story at the end as with most children's books. It kept me entertained and I feel in love with the 2 characters, they were hilarious and kept me laughing!
Tommy is a woodpecker who lives at the edge of the forest looking over a human town. He sees strange things going on when he peeks at the town. His little sidekick in this adventure is Michael a raccoon.
The lesson in this book is to decide between right and wrong. This tale teaches about Halloween is not all about candy, it's about sharing too.
The book idea is really awesome.
Melissa Storm is a mother first, and everything else second. She used to write under the pseudonym Emlyn Chand, but finally had the confidence to come out as herself to the world. Her fiction is highly personal and often based on true stories. Writing is Melissa'sway of showing her daughter just how beautiful life can be, when you pay attention to the everyday wonders that surround us.