Calvin, Look Out! A Bookworm Birdie Gets Glasses by Jennifer Berne


Calvin, Look Out! A Bookworm Birdie Gets Glasses by Jennifer Berne

This title comes from Calvin Can't Fly, everybody's favourite bookworm birdie is back. It is beautifully illustrated by Keith Bendis. It is suitable for children aged 4 to 8. Everybody's favourite bookworm birdie is back - and something's wrong! When Calvin reads the word 'wagons', he sees 'dragons' instead, and he's tripping over the library chairs. Calvin needs glasses! When his family checks out the new specs, though, they just tease him. Poor Calvin. But when he gets lost and trapped in the forest, it's Calvin's glasses (and smarts) that save the day. Soon EVERYONE thinks glasses are great, and Calvin's clan becomes the coolest flock of starlings in the sky.


Praise for Calvin Can't Fly! The irresistible story . . . will put smiles on the faces of readers of all ages . . . The illustrations are wildly original and full of funny details . . . With their stick legs, flat heads and fluffy hair(s), the starlings are endearingly comical. Between its heartwarming (but never treacly) story and quirky illustrations, this tale should be a staple among book-loving families as well as in libraries and elementary classrooms for years to come.

About the Author

Jennifer Berne has been a long-time contributor to Nick Jr. Magazine, and a writer for both print and TV. She has published numerous award-winning books for kids, including On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein (Chronicle), and Calvin Can't Fly (9781402797286). Jennifer lives in a house she designed herself, in the rolling hills of Columbia County, NY. Keith Bendis's work has appeared in the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Fortune, and Time. Keith was the illustrator for William Safire's 'On Language' column in the New York Times Magazine, and for nine books including Calvin Can't Fly (9781402797286) and the bestselling The Illustrated Casey at the Bat: The Immortal Baseball Ballad (Workman). He lives on an old farm in Columbia County, NY.

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Mixed media product
32 pages


Jennifer Berne
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Publication date

28th August 2014



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