Title: Froodle Author and Illustrator: Antoinette Portis Published: May 6th, 2014 by Roaring Book Press Format: Hardcover; Pgs 32 Genre: Children's Ages: Age Level: 4 - 8 | Grade Level: P - 3
The same old tunes are beginning to bother Little Brown Bird so she decides to change it up a bit. What if instead of saying peep, she sang a different song? What is she started by rhyming nonsensical songs?
Afraid of the fallout from the big black crow, others in the neighborhood try to convince Little Brown Bird to fall in line. What if the cardinal and the dove just tried something contrary? Could that help the crow to see things differently?
This is a very interesting story about not having to fit in. That individuality can be fun. Little Brown Bird is not hurting anyone, she just does not always want to play by the rules that others have set and with her positive spark maybe others will try to branch out a little bit too.
This is a good story for your little readers that do not necessarily fit the norm. We have all come across children that follow a different tune and this book just might help them to feel that it is ok.