16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Buy this book if you buy no other for your children!,
By A Customer
This review is from: Beginner Books - Are You My Mother? (Beginner Series) (Paperback)
This is one of the best childrens' books ever written, it is simply a classic and I cannot recommend it highly enough.
A baby bird searches for his mother, encountering instead a dog, kitten, cow, hen, plane, car, ship and most notably a "snort". The poor lost chick is endearing and beautifully illustrated throughout. The baby bird runs through the gamut of emotions from despair, determination, fear to (of course) sheer happiness and love. He is utterly childlike and all children I have read this with just adore him.
The ratio of text to illustrations is almost perfect for the youngest child. The drawings are large, simple and - while not overly colourful - certainly full of appeal. This would also be an ideal text for children just learning to read by themselves, with its simple vocabulary and almost "sing-song" quality.
I can personally testify to the enduring nature of this simple tale. I loved being read this book when I was about three, and now read it to my own three year old who is just as entranced. Timeless.