Stop Feedin' Da Boids!

Stop Feedin' Da Boids!

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"When Swanda first moves to Brooklyn from the country, she misses the wildlife she left behind. But not for long. Oh, look! What dear little birds! Swanda says to her dog when she notices all the pigeons outside her apartment. Come, Waldo, we ll get them a bird feeder all their own. It s fun to watch the pigeons flock to the feeder, at first. But then more arrive ... and more ... and more. And before she knows it, there are too many pigeons! Swanda seeks some Sound Practical Advice from a few experts a pest control officer, the keeper of birds at the city zoo and an exotic bird fancier from Peru but that gets her nowhere. So her neighbors step in with their own Brooklynese solution: SWANDA, YOU GOTTA STOP FEEDIN DA BOIDS! "--
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Kids Can Press, ©2017.
ISBN: 9781771386135
1771386134
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,colour illustrations ;,29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Pratt, Pierre - Illustrator
Alternative Title: Stop feeding the birds!

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IndyPL_JosephL Jan 31, 2019

An odd little book that accurately captures the nature of how communities function in the big city, thanks to the ignorance of one little girl's desire to feed the birds. Rather than going on any kind of adventure or testing different solutions to solve the pigeon problem, though, the answer is just handed to the little girl and the problem is magically solved until she decides she wants to obsess with a new animal instead. Nothing learned and a little too verbose for kids to get a laugh out of.

You too will coo with delight at this delightful picture book by James Sage and brilliantly illustrated by Pierre Pratt. When Swanda and her behemoth faithful dog Waldo move to the big city, she befriends a multitude of pigeons much to her neighbors dismay. Pratt's illustrations are so vibrant with fantastic energetic line composition. The zoomed-in perspective of the pigeons cooing immerses the reader in the moment. There's another famous pigeon we all love (who wants to stay up late, eat a hot dog and drive a bus) but this flock is not to be missed. *Miss Kitty's reviews focus primarily on illustration*

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