PPBF: Mel Fell

Author/Illustrator: Corey R. Tabor
Publisher: Balzer+Bray, 2021
Age: 
3-7
Themes: fledglings, kingfishers, interactive-stories

Opening:  see below

Summary: (from my library catalog) …follow Mel on her journey from downward fall to triumphant flight in this tale of self-confidence and taking a leap of faith.

I like this book because: I don’t think you need to be a lover of birds (I am!) or a professional storytime coordinator (I am!) to fall for a book that both introduces a species and is perfect for read-alouds to fall for Mel Fell! I placed a hold on the book because I liked the cover, but knew nothing about it. And because the surprise is so delightful I want new readers to have that same experience, so that’s all you’re getting from me!

Resources/activities: read other books about fledglings, like: A Round of Robins/Hesterman and Ruzzier; My Brother the Duck/Miller and Wiseman; Flight School/Judge; read interactive books together, like: Shake the Tree/Vignocchi, Chiarinotti, and Borando; Get Out of My Bath/Teckentrup

For more Perfect Picture Book Friday picks with teacher/parent resources, check out the list on Susanna Hill’s blog  HERE.