Flap Your Wings

Flap Your Wings

by P. D. Eastman

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375802430
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 01/28/2000
Series: I Can Read It All By Myself Beginner Books Series
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 92,911
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.37(d)
Lexile: 410L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

P. D. Eastman was one of the stars of the Beginner Books line with beloved classics like Are You My Mother?; Go, Dog. Go!; The Best Nest; and more!

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Flap Your Wings 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am an adult and this is one of my favorite books! Mr. and Mrs. Bird are great parents and know just when to let "Junior" leave the nest. They work day in and day out with seemingly no reward only to learn that "Junior" is a "bird" of a different sort. This story can be used as a metaphor for parenting, adoption, and/or letting go of adult kids. I give it to all of my friends when their children graduate from high school. I had one friend tell me that it was a catharsis, allowing the tears to flow while experiencing great pride in her independent daughter who was "flying from the nest". Get it if you are a parent. Read it to your child then keep it for yourself!
tlwood on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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.
ashleylegan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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.
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Great kids book
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ME&MY 3 YEAR OLD SISTER LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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bridgetNYC More than 1 year ago
Like "the best nest" great pics!
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Foodkop More than 1 year ago
Three of my grandchildren have "read" this book on my NookColor NookBook. They like the story and the fact that they can either read for themselves or have it read to them. The 7 & 8 year olds like to have it read to them as well as the 5 year old. A good book for quiet time when I can't play with them for a moment.
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KAD75 More than 1 year ago
My sons love this book. They ask me to read this book every night. If you are looking to buy a read to me ebook this is a great start.
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