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Izzy the Inventor (A Bird Brain Book)Izzy the Inventor by Emlyn Chand

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The latest installment in the Bird Brain books takes a different approach than the previous installments. Instead of focusing on birds that can be seen in almost any neighborhood or zoo, Chand decided to make a prehistoric bird her latest protagonist.

The story follows a baby Archaeopteryx as it learns to fly. Along the way, the bird accidentally discovers some big inventions and befriends a caveman who ultimately sets out to help her achieve her dream of learning to fly.

This story is ideal for any small child who likes prehistoric creatures. As with the others in the series, it is beautifully illustrated and teaches kids life lessons. I most enjoyed the fact that Chand included a diagram of the bird in question at the beginning and explained there were inaccuracies in the story. She also explained why she chose to deviate from the true history of the creatures. It gives a little something extra that parents, and older siblings, may also enjoy and learn from.

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