The Chirp Book: 10th Anniversary Collection
Owl, 2007 (2007)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
10th Anniversary Collection
based on the character born on the pages of
(who's always reminded me of a round-eyed, well shod Tweetie Bird) combines four Chirp books with extra behind-the-scenes material.
he headings are
Play with Chirp
Read with Chirp
Travel with Chirp
Laugh with Chirp
All About Chirp
. This charming ensemble opens with Chirp's very first cartoon, that shows his egg cracking and the yellow chick popping out, red shoes first. The cheerful bird dresses appropriately for each occasion - from the skull and crossbones pirate hat he dons for a
with his friends Squawk and Tweet to the red-cloaked SuperChirp outfit he wears for
here are riddles like '
What's the best day to go to the beach?
of course!), fill-in-the-blank stories, travel games to play, songs to sing, and jokes to tell. I especially like the
combined with a logic puzzle. And young fans will appreciate the chance to meet Bob Kain, who draws Chirp and his friends, peek into his sketchbook, and learn to draw Chirp too.
The Chirp Book
offers little ones many hours of absorbing actities.
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