A Review of Birds of a Feather by Vanita Oelschlager

What’s it about?

Birds of a Feather introduces children to the concept of idioms in the simplest, cutest way possible. Pictures illustrate what the idioms portray, but just turn the book upside down and the kids get to read what the sayings really mean.

My Review of Birds of a Feather

From the first illustration to the last one, my six year old giggled like mad. She couldn’t quite grasp the concept of idioms, so we went slowly over each page, asking her to try to guess what it meant, and providing practical examples. When we got to the end, she insisted we go over it again. So its safe to say from a kid’s point of view, this book rates very highly.

I thought the concept of a way to get a child to understand idioms was great, the illustrations were awesome, and the kid appeal cannot be under-estimated. I did not like how small the print was when you flipped the book to read what the idiom really meant, and feel like some of the explanation on idioms that you find at the back of the book could have been better spaced throughout or at the front of the book.

Even after we went over the pages twice, my child still hadn’t comprehended what an idiom really was, so I feel like it while it was definitely cute, the educational aspect wasn’t as well done as it could have been.

However, I’m a fan of education kids books that make a child laugh, and Vanita Oelschlager does great work overall, so I can’t say that I’m too disappointed in this one.

4 Star Rating

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Title: Birds of a Feather | Author: Vanita Oelschlager (site) |Illustrator: Robin Hegan (site) | Publisher: Vanita Books (site) | Publication Date: 2009-4-1 | Pages: 32 | ISBN: 0980016282 | Genre: Childrens | Language: English | Triggers: None | Date Read: 2015-10-25 | Source: Received a copy from Netgalley free in exchange for an honest review.