Really Bird, Really Scared (Really Bird Stories #6)

by Harriet Ziefert (Author)

Really Bird, Really Scared (Really Bird Stories #6)
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

Waking up in the dark a worried and anxious Really Bird has to deal with an overactive imagination in this entertaining caper with a reassuring ending.

Meet Really Bird, a small bird who lives in a large city park with his friends, Cat, Rabbit, and Pup. In each story, Really Bird finds himself really wanting something - to be bigger, to have his fair share, or to be a leader - to be really silly, funny, strong, cool, happy or brave. And when he feels something, he really feels it.

Each story is an entertaining, character-driven caper based on relatable social/emotional themes, delivered with surprise twists, high drama, and expert comic timing. Along the way, lessons are learned about qualities such as teamwork and compassion. The emphasis is on character growth and development through creative problem solving, Friendship and emotional engagement are at the heart of every story.

In Really Bird, Really Scared! Really Bird wakes up to find it is still dark and he starts to worry the sun won't rise. Eventually, of course, with some group effort and protesting, the sun rises but that is not the end of the story, as Really Bird and his friends have to deal with changes in the weather. The end of the day provides a colorful ending and then night returns. But now, Really Bird's fears are lessened and his anxiety is finally under control. For any kid who has a fear of the dark, this Really Bird story is both funny and reassuring.

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Harriet Ziefert
HARRIET ZIEFERT is a former elementary school teacher from North Bergen, New Jersey. A graduate of Smith College, she also holds an MA in Education from NYU. She is the bestselling author of more than 250 children's books and has developed easy-to-read series for several major publishing houses. As founder of Blue Apple Books, she has published over 500 titles, many of which have become best-selling modern classics. Harriet Ziefert continues to create and publish books from her home, where she now lives, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

RICHARD BROWN has illustrated several children's books. He lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, .

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Red Comet Press
Publication date
June 11, 2024
Really Bird Stories
BISAC categories
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV039050 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Emotions & Feelings
JUV043000 - Juvenile Fiction | Readers | Beginner
JUV029020 - Juvenile Fiction | Nature & the Natural World | Weather
Library of Congress categories
Picture books
Fear of the dark
Animal fiction

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