Who Is Shrieking So Early?

Clavis. May 2021. 32p. Tr $17.95. ISBN 9781605375915.
PreS-Gr 1–An unexpected story of problem-solving. Sam is not an early bird, but the magpie that lives in the tree outside his window is. Every morning the loud shrieking wakes Sam in a way that is at odds with how he would like to start his day. Sam tries everything to get the bird to just go away and be quiet. Nothing works until the day his neighbors suggest trying something different: What if Sam is kind to the magpie? Bright colors, Sam’s poof-ball hat, and the family dog make an appearance on every page as the story unfolds in Sam’s room and backyard. There are many things to see in the illustrations that might not be noticed in the first reading.
VERDICT This fun and colorful story, though not an essential purchase, is perfect for any child who chafes at early mornings.

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