What a great story to read with young children. The adventure this little bird goes on can guide discussions and teaching in a variety of directions. There are so many emotions this little bird goes through students are able to make connections to times they have felt lost and lonely in their lives. I often get the stories about being lost in a store and they can’t find their mother.
I have used this book to teach about animal families. It lends it self perfectly to comparing what features make up different animal groups. Why can’t the dog be his mother? Dog don’t have feathers. Dog don’t have wings. I have used this book to teach about spring changes and birds. This book works well for retelling events of a story.