I Really Want to Make Lemonade!
A Really Bird Story
by Harriet Ziefert
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Pub Date 02 May 2023 | Archive Date 12 Jul 2023
Publisher Spotlight, Red Comet Press
Meet Really Bird, a small bird who lives in a large city park with his friends, Cat, Rabbit, and Pup. In each story, Really Bird finds himself really wanting something – to be bigger, to have his fair share, or to be a leader – to be really silly, funny, strong, cool, happy or brave. And when he feels something, he really feels it.
Each story is an entertaining, character-driven caper based on relatable social/emotional themes, delivered with surprise twists, high drama, and expert comic timing. Along the way, lessons are learned about qualities such as teamwork and compassion. The emphasis is on character growth and development through creative problem solving, Friendship and emotional engagement are at the heart of every story.
In I Really Want to Make Lemonade! Really Bird comes up with the great idea to make an interesting batch of lemonade and share it with all the friends in the park, in return for some community service that will benefit the park.
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Average rating from 11 members
I received an electronic ARC from Publisher Spotlight, Red Comet Press through NetGalley.
Fourth in this beginning reader series. Really Bird and their friends Cat and Rabbit are exploring their park and happen to find a lemon tree when Really Bird shares that they want to make lemonade. Readers see the process as they use the recipe to create their own lemonade. I appreciate the science woven in. They share their blue lemonade with those who help clean up the park. Nice connection to taking care of our environment and supporting those who do.
This is a beginner reader graphic novel, and it works. The story is simple, and a tad cute, the characters are believable and the story easy to follow. Just beware, kids may want to make their own blue lemonade at the end.
When Really Bird and his friends find a bunch of lemons in their park, they decide to make lemonade. They find a recipe and make their own special version -- it's blue! They will give the lemonade to their friends if their friends will clean up litter around the park.
This really bird book has great messages about working together, cleaning up, and sharing. Really bird has a really good idea and it makes the world a better place. Back matter includes tips on drawing really bird and things to think about/talk about.
This will be a favorite of many early readers, particularly those who like other really bird stories, or those with a quick, easy-to-read graphic novel format.
I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This is a good book for young children, an bridge to graphic novels. The writing is simple, the story funny and captivating, and the art work bright and cute.
After we read the book, my daughter was inspired to set up her lemonade stand once the weather warms up.
This is a series that we will now be looking for! I really enjoyed reading this book with my child. The "how to" directions would be great in a classroom setting. We all loved how Really Bird wanted to reward his friends with the lemonade for cleaning up the park- what a great message!
If you like Elephant and Piggie check out Really Bird. In this series Really Bird and his friends learn how to handle challenging situations by problem solving and using kindness. The comic style will really appeal to kids. This series would be a great addition to any lower elementary classroom.
I Really Want to Make Lemonade talks about Really Bird, Cat, Rabbit, and Pup wanting to make lemonade for those in their neighborhood. While the story itself was cute, it didn’t hold our interests really well, which made pushing through to finish it hard.
Thank you NetGalley and Publisher Spotlight for allowing me to receive and review this title.
I loved the characters. I love the kindness the characters showed, This book has a lot going on in it. How to follow directions, service, friendship and more. I think this one book could have been broken down into many books
I had a good time reading this book. When three friends see a bunch of lemons on the ground, they come up with a great idea. They decide to make lemonade, and follow the instructions as best they can. Once the beverage is made, they realize they made too much. Really Bird comes up with a splendid plan on how they should give it to people. As this story comes to a close everyone gets their share of this delicious beverage.
This book has good step by step directions and could be used to practice how to follow a recipe. There is also an example of following directions to make a lemonade stand. There are think about/talk about questions at the end of the book.
I was able to read this one digitally through NetGalley and I love easy readers since I have a beginner reader and little ones at home. This story is about Really Bird and his friends who want to make lemonade to give away to animals who help clean up litter at the park. The friends struggle in making lemonade and want to make it unique. It is colorful and a good gateway to graphic novels from picture books. The story has a good message but my son and I thought the story was just okay. I would be interested in reading the other books in this series though.
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