For kids who like animals: One Wordy Bird (Royce) #AspcaPawPalsOneWordyBird #NetGalley

This illustrated chapter book is the second that I have read in the ASPCA kids series. The main characters were in the last book as well and include Chance, a therapy dog, who helps Meg who has epilepsy.

In this story, the friends are looking for a pet to be a reading buddy at the library. They have done their research and understand how an animal friend might help reluctant readers. Meg, Amanda, Blanca and Drew have hopes of Arnie, a shelter dog but instead, by the end of the book, have found a macaw who enjoys being read to and commenting on what is heard.

Children who have read the earlier stories will enjoy spending time at the shelter, school and library where the protagonists spend time. They will find enough plot to keep them turning the pages.

The illustrations complement the story well. They are bright and appealing.

At the end of the story there are some special sections. One has photos and the story of the therapy bird that was the basis for the book. There is also information about birds as pets and a section that tells about each of the main characters.

If you know a child who likes clubs, animals and stories about friendship and who is starting to read slightly longer chapter books, get them this book.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this e galley in return for an honest review.

If you know a child who likes clubs, animals and stories about friendship and who is starting to read slightly longer chapter books, get them this book.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this e galley in return for an honest review.

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