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The No-No Bird

3.72 of 5 stars 3.72  ·  rating details  ·  25 ratings  ·  9 reviews
No-No Bird's favorite 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 favorite food is No-No Bird. Can No-No Bird escape from a sticky situation by changing his favorite word to YES? Husband-and-wife team Andrew Fusek Peters and Polly Peters use delig ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2009 by Frances Lincoln Children's Books
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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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a good story with a moral.
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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.
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+
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.
(3.5 stars)

Will there be no end to the No-No Bird's rudeness and use of his favorite word?
I'm looking forward to sharing this with our Storytimers!
I live with this elusive creature :)
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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