Posted by Venus on Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Labels: picture book review
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release Date: July 1, 2015
Little Bird has learned a new word, but he quickly learns that no one likes his new word. It is rude, it make turtle hide, and hurts his friend's feelings. There is only one word that will make it better.
Does anyone remember that picture book called Elbert's Bad Word? Similar concept about a boy who, after a string of terrible events, lets out a very bad word. He is then ushered off to learn that there are far more creative, and socially acceptable words to use when something bad happens. That book contained a reason for the word and a solution to the use of it. This book had neither of those things. I am a bit on the fence about this because this book is clearly geared towards a younger age group than Elbert, yet expects the same takeaway. I'm also unsure why any parent would want to introduce the idea of curse words to their very young children unless they are already using the words, which I would hope a parent would deal with directly and not use a picture book as their form of communication. Yet the book is fairly age appropriate as far as the word (Blark) is concerned and am unsure who much a child would internalize the message.