Bird Hugs
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.

Bird Hugs Details

TitleBird Hugs
Author
ReleaseFeb 1st, 2020
PublisherTwo Lions
ISBN-139781542092715
Rating
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Animals

Bird Hugs Review

  • Paula
    January 1, 1970
    This was so sweet. Bernard is a bird whose wings are too long and he cannot fly. He thinks his wings are useless and goes off on his own till one day he discovers that his wings may have a wonderful use after all. This story was just too cute. I loved Bernard and thought he was so adorable and I really felt for him. This picture book had lovely illustrations and delivered a wonderful positive message by its ending.
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  • Emma
    January 1, 1970
    Cute story about differences and how friends are important.
  • Books on Stereo
    January 1, 1970
    A cute, affirmative tale of realizing ones self-worth.
  • Bea
    January 1, 1970
    The artwork is good, though too pastel for my taste. Bernard struggles with being different and with overcoming a perceived lack on his part. Not everything works out as he wanted and realizes that's okay. It's a sweet story, and not too heavy handed with its message of learning to accept yourself.
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  • Somia
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 COSY STARSGreat reminder for kids and adults that it's our differences that make us special. Plus the book highlights how awesome hugs are.Nice illustrations, with a good colour scheme. A short little morsel for kidsFreebie on amazon 27th January 2020.
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  • MA
    January 1, 1970
    2020 prompt / a book with a bird on the cover
  • Dustin Heath
    January 1, 1970
    Fun book, kindle formatting awkwardPortrait and Landscape differences create awkward reading experience on kindle. You have to turn the tablet several times which is fine in regular print but awkward on tablet.
  • Zoe
    January 1, 1970
    Gorgeous illustrations with a great message for young children.
  • Charles Reed
    January 1, 1970
    that book was awesome!i LOVE this book! banard made new FRIENDS!he couldn't fly..he had help from his good bird friends that can fly!
  • Chris
    January 1, 1970
    That's very cute. I want a hug, too.
  • Ashleigh
    January 1, 1970
    The kids give this 5 starsGreat story about being different and how rewarding that can be. Bernard the bird cant fly and feels sad that his friends can. He learns that he has other valuable talents.
  • Beth
    January 1, 1970
    i got this as a "kindle first" i think that is what it is called ...very time it is time to do a review for that kind of read ... u have to have Prime and you get 2 each month ... any who .. loved it ...great read. great cover. made me smile ... hugs all around ... so awesome! check it out. comes out Feb 1, 2020. fun read. awesome illustrations!!!
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  • Medeia Sharif
    January 1, 1970
    Bird Hugs is a story of a bird whose wings are too long; therefore, he can’t fly. This anomaly turns into an advantage for him and all the other animals around him. I got this ebook as an Amazon First Reads selection and I’m so glad I did.
  • Lynn
    January 1, 1970
    Story Needs WorkThe story is awkward and not very interesting or believable even in its own milieu. I would suggest going back to the drawing board and writing an engaging story people would love. But. I love the illustrations! Get that artist another book to illustrate! Beautiful!
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  • Angela Massengale
    January 1, 1970
    Very sweetWonderful read for those children that may feel different and don't know what to do with those feelings. Great for little ones, to teach the power of positivity and looking for the good in any situation.
  • classic reverie
    January 1, 1970
    I saw this on Amazon Free First books and the cover attracted this middle age woman. This is beautifully illustrated and has a great message for kids, to accept themselves despite being unique and use it to the advantage of self and others.
  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    My six year old loved the story. I enjoyed the artwork.
  • danielle hippman
    January 1, 1970
    So goodThis is a good book for learning. Just because your different doesn't make you weird and the author does it in a way that shows being kind is the best way to live!
  • Katherine Harkness
    January 1, 1970
    Overcoming DifficultiesThe illustrations are beautiful. The story is a delightful story of how important friendships are when you think you are different.
  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    Really enjoyed itSometimes helping others helps you too. Friends are a priceless gift. Good story and message. I can't wait to share it with my little one tonight.
  • Cyndy Michel
    January 1, 1970
    GoodI found The message was very good. The story however, was just good. All that said this is a book people must read.
  • cherubEagleEyes
    January 1, 1970
    Lovely book, nice sketches, good meaningReal sweet book showing the true meaning of friendship. Drawings are very sweet and colourful. Young children will adore this
  • DIANE DAVID
    January 1, 1970
    AdorableI loved the message of this book. I think the graphics could be better. It was a very sweet story and inspiring.
  • Mary Kate
    January 1, 1970
    A Feel Good Book!!Having a bad day? Feeling useless, that you can’t do anything right? Let Bernard, the strangest bird I’ve ever heard of, turn your frown upside down. Can’t help but smile after reading this book.
  • Mary Andres
    January 1, 1970
    Brilliant story about someone “different”.Bernard finds his gift when he accepts his limitations. Beautiful artwork and colorful creatures. When the friends return the favor, it is a great outcome and testimony of “getting by with a little help from my friends”.
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  • Toni
    January 1, 1970
    This is an adorable book about a bird born with wings that are too long, and how he overcomes this "handicap" by using it for other wonderful purposes. He ends up making other animals happy and making lots of new friends. The new friends surprise Bernard with a little thank you ride. Everyone helps each other. Very well done. Not overly cutesy. One typo on page 12, where orangutan stands up to stretch.the word That is expressed as That's, where there is no possessive noun. It should just be This is an adorable book about a bird born with wings that are too long, and how he overcomes this "handicap" by using it for other wonderful purposes. He ends up making other animals happy and making lots of new friends. The new friends surprise Bernard with a little thank you ride. Everyone helps each other. Very well done. Not overly cutesy. One typo on page 12, where orangutan stands up to stretch.the word That is expressed as That's, where there is no possessive noun. It should just be THAT. The sentence reads, " That's made me feel better." Literally saying, "That is made me feel better."It should be changed to either: 1. "That made me feel better." OR 2. "That has made me feel better."
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  • Keira
    January 1, 1970
    Such an amazing message, and beautiful art!spoiler: (view spoiler)[ I especially loved how the ending wasn't "he hugged lots of people and now his wings were strong enough to fly" but rather, that he thought that, tried, failed, and then his friends managed to work together to help his dream come true by helping him to fly. It seemed more realistic and like a very beautiful message, especially as the bird acknowledged that just because he couldn't fly doesn't mean he couldn't have a fulfilling Such an amazing message, and beautiful art!spoiler: (view spoiler)[ I especially loved how the ending wasn't "he hugged lots of people and now his wings were strong enough to fly" but rather, that he thought that, tried, failed, and then his friends managed to work together to help his dream come true by helping him to fly. It seemed more realistic and like a very beautiful message, especially as the bird acknowledged that just because he couldn't fly doesn't mean he couldn't have a fulfilling life. (hide spoiler)]
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  • Peachy
    January 1, 1970
    I love it!! I love hugs! And such a beautiful story about showing compassion, being a good listener, and making friends. Thanks, Amazon First Reads!
  • Paul
    January 1, 1970
    Beautiful bookThis was a great read. My 6yo loved it. The illustrations are unique with amazing colors. Teaching children about different is good and hugging is where my wife and I want to be. Thank you Ged.
  • Juliana
    January 1, 1970
    This adorable book is about a bird who feels out of place because of his abnormally long wings. He can't fly and all his friends are soon gone. One day, he discovers he's good for something. Big hugs! Soon he makes new friends and helps them be happier with his hugs.This book has a simple premise but it's super sweet. The artwork is really cute and it just makes the whole book. His wings look like scarves to me but he even makes fun of that at one point in the book. It's a quick children's book This adorable book is about a bird who feels out of place because of his abnormally long wings. He can't fly and all his friends are soon gone. One day, he discovers he's good for something. Big hugs! Soon he makes new friends and helps them be happier with his hugs.This book has a simple premise but it's super sweet. The artwork is really cute and it just makes the whole book. His wings look like scarves to me but he even makes fun of that at one point in the book. It's a quick children's book that all the young ones will definitely enjoy!
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