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Book Review/Giveaway: A Bird On My Hand. Ends Mar 23rd

A Bird on My Hand

About the Book: A child watches the chickadees by Grandma’s cabin and sees those eating sunflower seeds from Grandma’s hand. Will the chickadees back home ever learn to take the seeds from a human hand? Will the child ever have the patience to let them? A lovely story of enjoying the wild things, A Bird on My Hand has charming illustrations from a chickadee’s point of view.

My Review: This is the story about a young boy who visited his gramma at her cabin. His gramma is known as the Chickadee lady because she calls out to the birds “Chickadee-dee” come to me. One by one, the birds fly out toward her to eat from her hand until all the sunflower seeds are gone.

His gramma tried to teach him how to hold out his hand steady while feeding the birds. “…. Make sure you don’t pull away and scare my birds,” she said. So he learnt how to feed the chickadees by hand. And when he returned home to the city, he filled the feeder with sunflower seeds and watched as the chickadees flew in and started eating the seeds. He was able to get the city chickadees eating right out of his hand, too.

This is a great educational book for children learning how to teach birds how to eat from your hand. The last few pages in the book gives information of which chickadees live near you, how to talk to them softly, how to hold your hand out flat.

How long chickadees live? How they survive sub-zero nights? How tiny their eggs are? This is a must for classroom teaching.

Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.


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Giveaway Ends March 23rd, 2015

Comments like these would be deleted – Great contest, please enter me, Love to win this! This is so cute!

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Winner is #2 – MaryLouBreed


March 1, 2015 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , ,


  1. My grandson is such a bird lover! There is a program in an area park where you can feed chickadees from your hand but he would love to have a book at home that tells him the steps to earn the birds’ confidence. The cover illustration is lovely!

    Comment by tmy56 | March 1, 2015 | Reply

  2. If you are (or love) a grandmother who’s crazy about sharing her love of birding, this book may be perfect for you.

    Comment by MaryLouBreed | March 1, 2015 | Reply

  3. This would be a great addition to my kindergarten library for our Spring unit.

    Comment by MJ | March 1, 2015 | Reply

  4. This sounds like a wonderful book to help children develop a love for birds and feeding them. I like that the book is told from the chickadee’s point of view.

    Comment by Merry | March 3, 2015 | Reply

  5. Children are so curious about everything so this would be n educational and interesting read for them. Thanks for the giveaway chance Ella.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    Comment by carol L | March 4, 2015 | Reply

  6. My kids love reading about birds. We have 3 baby birds now.

    Comment by Leela | March 21, 2015 | Reply

  7. We love books in my house. I have 3 kids and would love to add to our collection of children’s books.

    Comment by Keri Justice | March 22, 2015 | Reply

  8. So excited! I just sent you an email.

    Comment by MaryLouBreed | March 24, 2015 | Reply

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