If you work in a library (check) and read books to kids (check), this book will positively sing to you.
“Follow me,” said Bird. “We’ll go to the library. Libraries know everything.” (from the book)
And then they DO go to the library. And they find materials to do their research, which might take them weeks, because they are just that serious about their research. And then they experiment and make mistakes. (Also, they meet a pigeon who looks a bit like our friend Pigeon from Mo Willems’ books.) Will they succeed in solving their problem? Will Max’s list of pros and cons sway him to eat a friend or be a friend?
It’s a happy ending. I’ll be reading this one to kindergarten this year, I think. It’s a bit wordy for really young kids, but oh so fun. If you haven’t read Vere’s Max the Brave, check that one out, too.
Max and Bird by Ed Vere