Really Bird, Really Scared

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Pub Date Jun 11 2024 | Archive Date Apr 15 2024

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Waking up in the dark a worried and anxious Really Bird has to deal with an overactive imagination in this entertaining caper with a reassuring ending. 
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 Really Bird, Really Scared! Really Bird wakes up to find it is still dark and he starts to worry the sun won't rise. Eventually, of course, with some group effort and protesting, the sun rises but that is not the end of the story, as Really Bird and his friends have to deal with changes in the weather. The end of the day provides a colorful ending and then night returns. But now, Really Bird's fears are lessened and his anxiety is finally under control.  For any kid who has a fear of the dark, this Really Bird story is both funny and reassuring. 

Waking up in the dark a worried and anxious Really Bird has to deal with an overactive imagination in this entertaining caper with a reassuring ending. 
Meet Really Bird, a small bird who lives in a...

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This is a cute picture book about Really Bird, who makes little things into challenges because of his anxiety. He makes it through events he's not happy about, like unexpected rain, and he is able to deal with his challenges while spending time with his friends.
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This is a cute book about a bird and his friends, wanting to have an adventure, but worried the sun won’t come out. It eventually did and they were able to enjoy their day. I really liked the illustrations. They were cute.

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I received an electronic ARC from Red Comet Press through NetGalley.
Really Bird is back and shares about a day that started a bit scary and turned into a fun day with friends. The sun did not come up so Bird and his friends set off to wake it up. Once the sun was shining, everyone enjoyed a day on the pond. I appreciate how Ziefert slips science information (weather in this book) into her stories. Readers see the characters share facts with each other. More informative text is included at the end of the book. Looking forward to adding this one to our library.

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All of the main character's feelings are REALLY. He gets scared because the sun isn't up yet. The sun is taking the day off and thought no one would mind. The main character has to work through fear and then has a good day.

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