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A Bird in a Bathing Suit by Dawn Mitchell and Illustrated by Josh Will

Published by Outskirts Press

Pages: 26

Publishers Summary: Bird enjoys flying through the skies, eating worms and splashing around in his favorite red swim trunks.  When the neighborhood children notice what Bird is wearing, they erupt in a fit of giggles.  This results in finger pointing, hurt feelings, and in the end acceptance and friendship.

“A bird in a bathing suit, really? This is just hilarious. No, the bird in the underwear is definitely the best. Haha. But really, this is one cool bird, he wears the coolest little red swim trunks and flies around trying to make friends. I’m always a little sad when we get to the part where the kids make fun of Bird just because he has his swim trunks on. I think they look pretty cool! Plus, you shouldn’t make fun of people, it’s not nice.

“I’m a big fan of the Bird in a bathing suit! I’d definitely be friends with him if he came to visit our backyard!”

A Bird in a Bathing Suit is a beautiful and quite funny story about a little bird, Bird, striving to be himself. He flies from place to place in his little red swim suit with not a care in the world. That is, until he meets a group of kids laughing and making fun of his swim suit. It isn’t until one of the children stands up for him and asks him to be a part of their group that Bird finds his place. He’s happy with who he is and the clothes he chooses to where.

“Individuality is something that children (and adults) deal with each day, and it’s especially hard when it’s happening for the first time. In a world where children could easily be swayed to follow the group and lose your identity it’s nice to see such a sweet story about the importance of being true to who you really are. Because truly, when we are allowed to be ourselves we find our greatest happiness; not only within ourselves, but in those that accept us for who we are. A Bird in a Bathing Suit does an incredible job explaining this in a way that small children will easily and joyfully understand. An absolutely beautiful book all the way around.”

The1stdaughter Recommends: Ages 1 to 5. Smaller children may not completely understand the meaning of the book, but will definitely enjoy the illustrations. Older children will be able to appreciate the importance of being true to yourself and the friends who do the same.

This book was provided for review by the author, Dawn Mitchell. Thank you!
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8 Responses to Book Review: A Bird in a Bathing Suit by Dawn Mitchell

  1. NotNessie says:

    This is just too cute. Great review!

  2. Jessi E. says:

    This looks like such a cute little book! Maybe my nephew would like it. 🙂

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  4. Gina says:

    All I can say is that I SO love that cover! So cute!

  5. This book, sounds like a very nice book for children to read and learn about making fun of others. Great Job!

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