Clever Early Reader Series

Today I have a clever early reader series.  This is the second book and I enjoyed it just as much as the first.  I love it when that happens!  Plenty of smart humor, a fair share of puns and an odd couple friendship make this a wonderful book to hand your new readers.

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Title: Night of the Living Shadowsnight of the living shadows clever early reader series

Author: Dave Coverly

Target: Grades 1-3

Series: Yes

What this book is about:

In this second book in the series, Speedbump and Slingshot, both birds, have to complete a scavenger hunt to become Eagle Scouts. They meet Nuts, a bird on a wire, who tells them of a wonderful place to get things …. the mall! At the mall they have little too much fun at Bird Bath and Beyond and get locked in the mall after hours. The night is full of scary stuff. Think birds hopped up on pizza crumbs and soda. Getting out of the mall proves as tricky as completing the scavenger hunt. Will they ever graduate from Bird Scouts?

Why I love this book:

  • This second book in the series continues its clever humor. The satire is well done and while kids might not pick up on everything, they will probably discover something new to giggle about every time they read it.
  • I always like the friendship between Speedbump and Slingshot. They are two birds in this friendship for the long haul.
  • Drawings throughout are clever and add to the fun of the book.

Who this book is for:

Great book for kids who are moving to chapter books but still need large type and plenty of pictures on every page. You don’t need to have read the first book to enjoy this one. Kids who like Bird and Squirrel, Haggis and Tank or Kung Pow Chicken will find this a perfect fit.

Final thoughts:

Great early reader series!

To purchase this book:

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