Friends, no matter what kind of day it is.

Summary:

Usually Dill wakes up early and Bizzy sleeps in late. But when Bizzy wakes up first, she declares that it is Opposite Day! From dinner for breakfast to a fast morning run, the duo does the opposite of their normal routine. When Dill says he doesn't like Opposite Day anymore, Bizzy doesn't get the hint. Instead, she keeps going ... until Dill realizes that if it is truly Opposite Day, they can't be BFFs anymore. With that, the friends realize that it isn't Opposite Day after all.


Parent Perspective:
While the story is fun, and sure to cause giggling (if not imitation), I think it goes on an event or two too long. Especially for the target audience. Following the dialogue got a bit tedious for me, as the adult reader, but I think kids will be fine and enjoy looking at the great illustrations.

Although the crux of the story is built around the Opposite Day concept, the plot creates an excellent opening to talk about listening ... Bizzy was so totally into her thing that she wasn't listening to her friend.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Readers will get wrapped up in Bizzy's enthusiasm and probably want to imitate some of her ideas (like wearing pajamas on your head).

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Type of Book:
This is the second book in a series about a pair of odd-couple birds.
Educational Themes:

Could you have an Opposite Day at your house? What would that look like - ask the kids! With Kindergarten and first-grade kids, you can also dig a little deeper into the story: was Bizzy listening to Dill? How did that make Dill feel? It's a great opportunity to talk about being excited, but still being aware of others and their interests and feelings.

Reading Level:
2.4
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
8 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 and Up
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. Fun a couple of times, but that will be all your child wants to read it.

Title Dill and Bizzy: Opposite Day
About

Dill and Bizzy, Book 2

Author Nora Ericson
Publisher Harper, Imprint HarperCollins Publishers © 2017
Illustrators Lisa Ericson
ISBN 9780062304537
Material Hard Cover
Cost $17.99
Genres Animal Character, Friendship, Concepts (general)

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