Book Reviews

Book Review: Bird Hugs by Ged Adamson

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Genre: Picture Book
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐1/2
Recommend to Others?: Yes

ABOUT: Bernard isn’t like other birds. His wings are impossibly long, and try as he might, he just can’t seem to fly. He’s left wondering what his wings are good for…if they’re even good for anything at all. But a chance encounter with a dejected orangutan leads Bernard to a surprising discovery: that maybe what makes him different is actually something to be embraced.


My Review: Bird Hugs was a nice story about accepting what makes us different and turning that difference into a strength. The soft, colorful illustrations were lovely and utterly adorable.

Bernard is a sweet bird who just wants to be like all the other birds and fly, but his wings are way too long. This never concerned him before, but now he feels sad and dejected. Then, in a beautiful way, he discovers how our differences make us special. We all have the one (sometimes more) thing we wish we could change about ourselves or have felt that persistent desire to be like everyone else. In that way, I could relate to Bernard’s story and I believe it rings true for many others.

I wasn’t quite wowed but I did like Bird Hugs and how the author expressed what Bernard was going through and the positive change thereafter.

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