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Flit the Fantail and the Flying Flop by Kat Mereweather

July 9, 2018

fantailFlit the Fantail and the Flying Flop by Kat Mereweather. Pub.Scholastic, 2018.

Flit the fantail chick is bored sitting high in a tree in his nest waiting for his parents to bring him back food. He is ready to fly but his parents know better and tell him to stay where he is.

Flit jumps out and falls flat on the forest floor and the other birds try to get him back in his nest. Kiki the Kaka fails, Bit and Bob the rascally robins fail, Kiri the kiwi fails. Wise old Ruru suggests they work together, with some success.

But has Flit learned anything from his experience. Read it and find out.

The illustrations are superb. All the birds have character and the written text is simple and witty. The alliteration of the title and elsewhere is perfect for language development. A good read-a-loud for juniors.

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