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Flap Your Wings (Beginner Books(R)) (1969)

by P. D. Eastman

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The Swedish translation of this was my favourite book as a child :) ( )
  OanadeSidor | Oct 7, 2012 |
Problem solving and teamwork is what this book is about. Two birds, Mr. and Mrs. Bird, discover an unusual egg in their nest. This isn't an egg they're used to seeing. Nevertheless, they take it upon themselves to care for it as if it were theirs. However, once the egg hatches, the truth is revealed...it's a baby alligator. Kids will enjoy the suspense and the idea of an alligator in a bird's nest and how Mr. and Mrs. Bird intend to get it to fly. This can be a lesson to illustrate that we can't make people do what we want them to do, when we want them to do it. It's important for us to give people their "air" space to be who they are. ( )
1 vote tlwood | May 20, 2011 |
This book is probably more appropriate for us to read to the students instead of have them read it on their own (unless they are a tad bit older). It is about an alligator who was born in a birds nest because a little boy misplaced his egg up there. When he is hatched, the birds try to raise him like one of their own—teaching him to eat worms and other bird food, how to fly, etc. They have always realized that the alligator is different from them, but finally, by the end, they are able to accept it and the alligator finds who he really is and learns to live like the other alligators. Now, he is much more happy, so he and the birds are ok with it! This book teaches the children to accept all differences, because no one is the same—just because they are different from you, it does not make them any better or worse. ( )
  ashleylegan | Apr 12, 2009 |
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When a strange egg appears in their nest, Mr. and Mrs. Bird kindly take it upon themselves to raise the "baby bird" inside. But when the egg hatches, the Birds are in for a big surprise--"Junior" is the oddest-looking baby bird they've ever seen--with big, long jaws full of teeth and an appetite to match. In fact, he looks more like a baby alligator than a baby bird! Nevertheless, the devoted Birds run themselves ragged feeding Junior until he gets so big, he must leave the nest or it will collapse underneath him. But how can Junior fly without wings? To the delight of the Birds--and readers!--the dilemma is solved when Junior takes off from a branch overlooking a pond.

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When Mr. and Mrs. Bird discover a strange egg in their nest they decide to try and hatch it.

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