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Tommy Goes Trick-or-Treating (Bird Brain )

3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  158 ratings  ·  35 reviews
Tommy is a mischievous little woodpecker who loves to fly to the edge of the forest and watch the people in the nearby suburb. One evening, something strange and exciting happens—people emerge from their houses wearing costumes and carrying colorful buckets with smiling faces on them. What’s even crazier is that they shout a special codeword while standing outside of each ...more
Published October 2nd 2012 by Evolved Publishing (first published September 30th 2012)
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Patricia Kemp Blackmon
Tommy the woodpecker could not understand why he was not able to peck a hole in a house. He had no problem with trees. When he finally gave up he noticed the boy and girl coming out of the house looked different today. Michael the raccoon raced up the tree to see what Tommy was looking at. Tommy asked why the boy and girl look different? Michael told him it was a special day called Halloween and the little people were going to go door to door and get candy from each house. This sounded like a wo ...more
This book was very cute and has a good message for children. I really liked Tommy and Michael. And the pictures were sweet.
Phaedra Seabolt
Tommy the woodpecker lives to watch the humans. He watches a neighborhood every day from the comfort of a high branch in a birch tree. He loves to do this so much that he puts up with the taste of birch even though it isn't his favorite. While watching the neighborhood one day He sees the kids acting very strangely. They are all wearing costumes and shouting at the doors. His friend Michael the raccoon shows up and tells him about Halloween. The two of them decide they want to join in the fun as ...more
We all know that I like reading kids books.

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
This is the third book in the Bird Brain series by Emlyn and just like every other book there, it tells a story with an important lesson. This book is perfect for the age group of K-3rd grade, and just right for first timers who want to read on their own. The pace rolls smoothly along and the illustrations are colorful and spring off the page. I read this book with my 9 year old, and he loved it.

When Tommy discovers a group of children Trick or Treating he turns to his friend Michael, the curio
Alicia Marietta

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
Naila Moon
Jan 12, 2013 Naila Moon rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone with children, grandparents, schools...anyone who has a child in their life.
Tommy Goes Trick-or-Treating by Emlyn Chand and pictures by Noelle Griffin, is a cute children's tale about about Tommy the woodpecker who likes to observe human behavior from his perch in a tree. Tommy observes on one special day the little humans are not looking like little humans at all because they are dressed up in costumes.

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
This Bird Brain Book was adorable! The illustrations were done beautifully. The book started out with a woodpecker and a racoon. While trying to figure out the correct way to score candy they realized the only way to do this successfully was by stealing. When they finished stealing from the adults they started stealing from the children. Boy did they pay the price. They ate way too much candy and started feeling sick. While sick, they understood that that they did the wrong thing. They learned t ...more
Ikelia 'Bookoholic Anom' Francis
Such a cute story that has a lesson in it for everyone of any age.

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
Jamie White
Emlyn Chand is back with another installment of her "Bird Brain Books". This children's series features feathered main characters who go on fun adventures and learn some lessons along the way. This time, Chand tackled one of the most anticipated holidays for children: Halloween.

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
Ruth Hill
Nothing like a good detective story, and there are often books with a bit of mystery are not available for this age reader. Emlyn Chand does a great job of keeping the reader in suspense, and at the end, truth is paramount. Children will again learn incredible values, and they will find themselves wrapped up in the mystery. My daughter would have loved this book, and I wish I had found it when she was a little bit younger. The story is one that parents and children will definitely enjoy together ...more
C.p. Bialois
Tommy Goes Trick-or-Treating takes a pair of animal friends, Michael the raccoon and Tommy the woodpecker, as they want to partake in the Halloween festivities. In the process, they become greedy and take all of the candy they find. When they suffer a stomach ache from overindulgence, the pair realized their mistake and hurried to give the candy back.

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
Barbara Ann
Story revolves around two animal friends, a woodpecker named Tommy and his raccoon friend, Michael. Both enjoy watching humans for amusement. One day Tommy notices something strange; all the children are dressing in weird costumes and knocking on neighbors’ doors asking for candy. Michael tells Woody that this is the custom on Halloween.

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
Emlyn Chand
Sep 28, 2012 Emlyn Chand added it  ·  (Review from the author)
The latest Bird Brain Book is coming out next week. This one's about Halloween and the importance of sharing/ playing nice/ not eating candy until you barf. I even have a brand-spanking new illustrator, and she is totally awesome!
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M. Sembera
It was a cute story with a nice moral at the end. Best part was my daughter(7) liked it!
Julie Barrett
Tommy Goes Trick-or-Treating (Bird Brain Books Book 4)
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
My daughter is 4 and we have read Tommy Goes Tick-or-Treading over and over and over again. She loves both the story and the unique illustrations.

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
Redheather Book Review
Tommy Goes Trick-or-Treating follows a curious woodpecker and raccoon, Tommy and Michael, on Halloween.

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
Roxanne Alvarez
Cute funny book

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!
Penelope Bartotto
I will admit this is the only Bird Brain book that was not a favorite of mine. The moral of the story was spot on, but it was just the way the story came off that was off-putting to me. So I tested it on some of my young friends and found they did not quite get the point, as it took too long to get there. Don't get me wrong this is part of a series that is very good, this is just not one of my favorite stories. All together though, it matches the theme of the series, has the same good story flow ...more
Really well written with the animals working together, learning a lesson, and then acting on that lesson. The drawings are also well executed. This book would work well for my 3rd grader to read for himself, especially now in October.
There is a lesson in the book but it is not told in a fun way. The characters are sneaky and steal. It is only after they get sick and can't eat anymore candy do they share.
Good quick read

this was a quick good read with the kids but was disappointed with the short clips at the end of the book.
Cute story, good moral. Didn't like the illustrations.
This is a cute story about Tommy and Michael who are fascinated by the custom of Halloween and decide to get some treat by scaring away the kids.

But while they are having fun and filling their tummies, they realize an important lesson for life.

A story about animals, Halloween and candies, this book will enthrall the little ones and teach them the lesson of giving and sharing.
Eileen Carter
Tommy glues trick or treating

I was nut very pleased with this story. it was meant to teach a lesson, but there are better ways to to about it.
Yes, there is such a thing as too much candy. LOL. Cute story.
J.R. Barker
A cute little halloween story about a couple of animals who want to join in on halloween. They learn a vital lesson about greed and sharing.

A good story to read when you're full of sweeties.
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