Sunday, May 5, 2013

Calvin Can't Fly: The Story of a Bookworm Birdie

Written by: Jennifer Berne

First line: Calvin is a starling.

Why you should read this book: From the moment they first leave the nest, Calvin is different from his siblings and cousins. While they discover worms and grass and dirt, Calvin discovers books and words and libraries (and finds himself labeled a nerd). They all fly off for the winter, and Calvin, who has not learned to fly, must be towed beneath them, until his superior knowledge saves his family and eventually leads to his acceptance.

Why you shouldn't read this book: Your kid refuses to participate in P.E.

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