an inquisitive young parakeet living in the Australian Outback,
decides to become a superhero after she spies a human family watching
Superman. Since she already has the power of flight, all she needs to
do is create a costume to conceal her true identity and then fly off
in search of animals that need rescuing.
time she tries to help, Honey only ends up making matters worse. She
spoils Kangaroo’s game of hide-and-go-seek by revealing his hiding
place to Wallaby; Mr. Anteater must go hungry when she alerts the
ants to his presence, and Mrs. Koala is made a laughingstock among
bears when Honey pretends to be her Joey. Finally realizing that
she’s not as heroic as she’d like, Honey gives up her day-saving
But what happens when someone actually needs Honey’s
help? Will she rise to the challenge? **My thoughts** How many kids do you know who are like Honey? How many times have you been Honey? I think most people can relate to that desire to help, only to have it backfire. It happens to all of us at one point or another. Honey learns an important lesson to take a step back and assess a situation before diving in to help. Too often we dive in before our help is really needed. If we are patient, we will be able to help in a special way that only we can. I think kids will appreciate and relate to the superhero aspect, as they all want to be superheroes in their own right. After reading this book, you can have a discussion with them about ways in which they can be superheroes in their lives. Another great Bird Brain book. :-)
Chand emerged from the womb with a fountain pen clutched in her left
hand (true story). When she's not writing, she runs a large book club
in Ann Arbor and is the president of author PR firm Novel Publicity.
Best known for her Young Adult novels, she is also developing a
small, but devoted, following to her children's book series and is
beginning to dapple in other genres as well. Emlyn enjoys connecting
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