The Great Human Bird Competition is coming to town and Lizzie’s Dad, Jackie, is preparing to enter the contest. Hoping to find her "old dad," Lizzie decides to help him. Family and friends think the contest is too dangerous and try to persuade them not to participate. Jackie and Lizzie are determined to win. Are the fear and anxiety of their relatives and friends justified? Will Jackie and Lizzie survive?
The reader will find the story funny and enjoyable. The characters are wacky, zany, and fun to know. The illustrations are nothing short of spectacular.
Student review: If you like birds and you want to learn about them, then this books is right for you.
Student reviewer: This is not entertaining. It did not have very good details or characters.
This is for kids ages 7 to 10 because it is fairly appropriate and good for book reports. I picked the book because it looked pretty good, sounded fun and inviting, and looked fairly easy to read. I did not like the book because it was confusing, uninteresting, boring, and it wasn't that detailed. The first chapter started out pretty good.
This is a quality piece of work. I would place it in top 10% of children's literature for both the author and the illustrator. It is in a class with The Bee Man Of Orn
In this illustrated chapter book come see what happens when people want to fly!
This book is a humorous fantasy. It is well written and superbly illustrated. It is sure to be regarded as a fun read by its targeted age group and one to which they will frequently return. This work is an example of what quality children’s literature can be.
10 and Up
6 to 12
Reviewed by a student at North Junior High School, St. Cloud, MN, as part of the Use Your ABCs program.
Buy. This is an enjoyable and fun book to read. It is one of those books where the story and the illustrations will draw the reader back time and time again.
Student reviewer: Skip. It really isn't worth reading. I really didn't enjoy it, and it didn't