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The No-No Bird

3.76  ·  Rating Details ·  33 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
No-No Bird's favourite word is NO! In fact, he likes saying it to everyone. NO he won't play with Little Mouse; NO he won't climb trees with Squirrel. Then he meets Snake and learns that Snake's favourite food is No-No Bird. Can No-No Bird escape from a sticky end by changing his favourite word to YES?
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2009 by Frances Lincoln Children's Bks
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Oct 13, 2009 Jennifer rated it it was ok
I pulled this to use for storytime because of a good review, but I was disappointed. The moral is weak; the lines scan awkwardly in places, the main character is a brat (which could be redeemed if he was at least interesting, but he's not particularly), and the ending is treacly sweet. Jim Coplestone's illustrations, which look to be watercolors, are fine, but not exceptional enough to carry the text. I won't be using this for storytime again.

Used for Bird Themed Family Storytime 6/16/09.
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No-no bird has found his favorite word - "No!" and he's not afraid to use it. After he haughtily dismisses several invitations to play, he runs into a snake and learns that being the FAMOUS No-no bird might be a bad thing. Maybe he needs a new word. Funny, though it might not convince any serious "no!" users to change their ways.
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The No-No bird is self-centered and says NO to everything - remind you a small child you know? However he learns that no is not always the way to have the most fun with friends and decides to change his tune before the end of this cute rhyming story.
Jun 09, 2009 Marie rated it really liked it
I'm looking forward to sharing this with our Storytimers!
A little bird who just says no to everything has an interesting adventure. She has somethings to learn. I loved the pictures. They are cute and colorful. Ages 4+
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Will there be no end to the No-No Bird's rudeness and use of his favorite word?
Jun 16, 2014 Tina rated it really liked it
a good story with a moral.
Sep 21, 2012 Vicki rated it it was amazing
A fun lesson about the word "No". I read this to the public school kindergarten classes and received great enthusiasm from them for this book.
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negative attitude, bird, snake
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Andrew Fusek Peters is a poet, anthologist, and playwright who has written and edited more than seventy children’s books. He also collected poems for HERE'S A LITTLE POEM: A VERY FIRST BOOK OF POETRY. He lives in Shropshire, England.
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