There Is a Bird on Your Head! by Mo Willems

Bibliographic Information:  Willems, M. (2007). There is a bird on your head! New York, NY: Hyperion.

Annotation:  This book is a story about an elephant and a piggy, in which the pig tells the elephant what the birds are doing.  The bird starts on the elephant’s head; another bird joins, then the birds build a nest on the elephant’s head and have babies on the elephants head.

Genre:  Fiction

Grade Level:  Preschool – 1st Grade

Interested Readers:  Readers who are learning how to read could benefit from this book.  Likewise, students who like humor books and books about animals could also enjoy this book.

Personal Response and Rating:  I enjoyed this book; again Mo Willems creates a book that is funny, that students could enjoy.  This book demonstrates what friendship is between the piggy and the elephant.  I enjoyed how this books ties in animals, friendship and is an overall amusing book.  I would give this book a 5/5 star rating.

Text-Dependent Question:  When the elephant asks the birds to move, where did they move too?

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