Feather, Flap, and Spike are spending their first night in their very own nest. They tell stories and snuggle up to get a good night’s sleep, until . . . GRRORE! What’s that scary-sounding noise? Young readers will find both humor and comfort in this cozy bedtime story, perfect for anybody who’s ever been nervous about a mysterious noise at night.
The story about 3 “chicks” (two ducks and one dino, as the title suggests) who are a little scared their very first night without mom in the next is sweet and the true source of the scary noise is a fun twist, but the illustrations on this one take the cake. Seems great for kids who have night time fears!
Great book about facing their fears (especially at bedtime!) with a funny twist. Really cute illustrations! SPOILER The only thing is, it didn’t quite make sense to me that the ducks didn’t already know about the noise if they’ve been sleeping in their mom’s nest all together growing up…
Kallie George is an author, speaker and instructor of creative writing workshops. She has a master’s degree in children’s literature from the University of British Columbia. She has worked in the publishing industry and been a picture book editor for a number of years. She has written many acclaimed, award-winning books for young readers including the chapter book series, The Heartwood Hotel and The Magical Animal Adoption Agency, and her latest, a middle grade series, Wings of Olympus. Her picture books include, Duck, Duck, Dinosaur, Secrets I Know, The Lost Gift, and The Doll Hospital. Her early readers include the Tiny Tales series, and Anne Arrives, inspired by Anne of Green Gables. Kallie has always loved writing from the time she was a child, and now loves to bring that same joy to the students she meets. More information about Kallie is available on her websites at kalliegeorge.com, magicalanimaladoptionagency.com, and heartwoodhotel.com.
Oriol Vidal is an illustrator and storyboard artist living in Barcelona, Spain. His client list includes publishing houses like Scholastic, Harper Collins, MacMillan, and Sterling Publishing. Vidal has also worked on several animated television productions, including projects by BoulderMedia and Disney.