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A little bird waiting in his nest for his mother to bring back food is blown into the sky, nest and all, by a great wind. Will he be able to fly?Autumn is coming, and George sits in his little nest, not quite ready to learn to fly even though his mom says it is time to head south for the winter. But when a gust of wind swoops George and his nest out of the tree and onto thA little bird waiting in his nest for his mother to bring back food is blown into the sky, nest and all, by a great wind. Will he be able to fly?Autumn is coming, and George sits in his little nest, not quite ready to learn to fly even though his mom says it is time to head south for the winter. But when a gust of wind swoops George and his nest out of the tree and onto the roof of a car, George is off whether he likes it or not! With his mom following along chirping encouragement, George must gain the confidence to fly before his nest blows away entirely. This charming picture book gently nudges little fledglings everywhere to try out their wings....

Title : George Flies South
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ISBN : 9780763657246
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 40 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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George Flies South Reviews

  • Melki
    2019-05-07 00:20

    George isn't too sure about this flying to warmer climes thing. In fact, he's quite content to stay right where he's at. When his mother suggests he make the trip, he replies:"I think I like my nest best.I'll stay here."But then a gust of wind comes along, and George manages to have a grand adventure without ever leaving his nest.A fun story with endearing illustrations.

  • Dustin Roberts
    2019-05-23 08:31

    As winter nears all the birds are heading South. All the birds except George. George's mother is trying to teach him to fly, but he just can't seem to do it, especially since he loves his nest too much. When his mother leaves to catch some worms trouble begins as a strong gust of wind carries George, along with his nest, off into the city. George begins the adventure of his life. Followed by his mother the entire way, George stays tucked in his nest as he rides it from a car, a boat, a crane, and finally ending up on the top of a sky scraper under contruction. When a cat pounces on George's nest it is knocked from the tall building. Twig by twig, the nest begins to fall apart until George is left alone, falling. With a huge breath and beat of his wings, George learns to fly at the last second.The patience of a mother (or father) and the small steps it takes to eventually achieve a giant leap, make this book a great read for parents and children. Learning to step out of one's comfort zone is certainly an important lesson to the child reader, but realizing the things you can do when you try is undeniably as important. Filled with ink and water color illustrations this book also makes a great read aloud. The illustrations are full on each page and give the reader a detailed scene to search and search through.

  • Barbara
    2019-05-17 02:31

    As fall comes to an end, George's mother urges her young bird to leave the nest and fly South. But George isn't quite ready to do so. While his mother looks for worms, he stays put--until a fierce wind blows him and the nest from the tree and sends him on quite a perilous adventure. George traverses the city on a car, a boat, a construction crane, and an encounter with a cat forces him to make a speedy descent from his high perch. As his nest disintegrates, George has no choice but to flap his wings. The soft ink and watercolor illustrations are especially appealing, and observant readers will appreciate the expressions on the faces of the human and animal onlookers.

  • Donalyn
    2019-04-28 00:24

    George is reluctant about learning to fly. When a wind gust carries off his comfy nest with him in it, George unwillingly ventures out into the world. A nice message about taking risks.

  • Dimity Powell
    2019-05-03 03:21

    I'm eating up the illustrations in this one by James - a touch Quentin Blake and a lot of fun. Simple fly away home story about a little bird with pluck but not quite enough it seems to take his first giant leap into the unknown. Spread your wings and jump, is the might be surprising how easily you fly. Lovely.

  • Nancy
    2019-05-09 08:11

    George a baby bird needs to fly south with his mom because it is turning autumn. He's not quite ready until a gust of wind starts him and his nest on an adventure.

  • Liz
    2019-05-08 03:25

    Ready or not George must learn to fly and migrate south for the winter. George narrowly escapes a strong gust of wind, a speeding car, a boat ride, a night in a construction site, and a hungry cat all while attempting to fly. When there is nothing left of George's little nest he conjures up all his strength and flaps his wings as hard as he can. Now that George is ready, he and his mother can fly south. "George Flies South" is appropriate for ages 3+ (Grades PreK+). I feel like this book gives mixed messages. First, George is not ready to learn to fly and is happy to spend more time in his nest even though other birds are leaving and migrating south. His mother goes along with this and lets George call the shots. I feel like instead of encouraging George to fly, the mother bird continues to serve him worms and cater to his fears. George doesn't attempt to fly until his nest disintegrates around him while falling through the air. Aside from that, I thought the book was cute and simple. It would make a perfect bedtime story.

  • Tasha
    2019-04-23 04:04

    Winter was coming, but George was not quite ready to try to fly yet. George waited for his mother to return with some worms, when a gust of wind picked up his nest and carried the nest and George into the air! The nest landed softly on the top of a car, which promptly started driving with George’s mother chasing behind. The nest flew off the car and then landed on a boat. From there, George and the nest were lifted high up into a tall building that was being constructed. George slept safely up in the building until he was awoken by a pouncing cat. Now George was falling without his nest and without knowing how to fly! Read the rest of my review on my blog, Waking Brain Cells.

  • Kathy Ellen Davis
    2019-05-02 03:15

    A very simple story about George having to fly south...only...George doesn't want to leave his nest.But what happens when his nest leaves the tree?I think the best part of this story is the journey of the nest. In an almost magical way, it floats along and gets transported to different parts of the city.Poor George's mother is trying to keep him safe the whole time too!The illustrations are great, as always. I LOVE Simon James. His drawings seem so simple but always convey so much. Parts of this book are like a mini graphic novel, with some pages having several panels to show what's happening.A really cute book!

  • Linda
    2019-04-29 03:16

    It’s a story of adventure when George, a young bird still in his nest, likes it well enough that he doesn’t want to learn to fly, to leave for the south with his mother when winter begins its icy chill. His mother encourages, but until a sudden wind takes George for his first, sometimes “feather-raising” adventure, he stays and stays. It’s the sweetest story with line drawings filled with soft watercolors, and also a metaphor for growing up, something some children resist. It will be a great book for discussion with younger students and one’s own children.

  • Juliana Lee
    2019-05-22 03:23

    George loves his nest and never wants to leave. He doesn't want to learn how to fly. But when his nest gets blown out of the tree, George calls to his mother that he's flying. He lands on a car which takes him down the street, then is blown onto a barge which takes him down the river, and finally up on the construction site when the lumber is lifted high in the air. A cat comes along and scares George. He and his nest fall off the construction beam and when the nest falls apart, George is forced into learning how to fly. Now he can fly south with his mother.

  • Shawna
    2019-04-29 06:07

    It is time for George to learn to fly but he is anything but ready. His mom continues to encourage him, and he remains a happy bird, very comfortable in his nest. One day a gust of wind blows his nest off the limb while his mother is away and George happily goes along. His mother finds him and tells him he must now learn to fly on his own. A sweet story for young readers, as well as one possibly appropriate to give to the adult child struggling to "fly" away from the nest. ;)

  • Dolly
    2019-04-30 05:15

    This is an entertaining story about a little bird who is becoming big enough to leave the nest and migrate south for the winter with his mama. He doesn't exactly feel ready at first, and has an exciting adventure while he stays in his nest. The illustrations are pastel watercolors and the different frames on alternating pages gives the book a graphic novel feel. We enjoyed reading this book together.

  • Rani
    2019-05-20 07:02

    Spirit of the little bird for the adventure under the direction of mother is well suited for K-2 readers. This is a British book and the stories are far different from the American. The gentleness of handling, simplicity of themes and words are comforting for a child. Yet, as adults who think critically, the opportunity to teach kids to keep trying, is evident.

  • Carey Hanson
    2019-05-06 02:14

    copyright 2011 grades k - 2George, a little bird, needs to fly south but he won't fly because he's worried that he'll fall. The wind takes him and his nest on a ride through town and George thinks he's flying south. His mother follows him on his adventure. In the end, George figures out how to fly.I love the illustrations and the story.

  • Michelle
    2019-05-19 00:30

    Cute little book; will use in my classroom when teaching about the seasons. The story takes place in Autumn as the leaves are turning brown and falling to the ground. Plan to use in music class with my Pre-k through first graders as story telling through music. Combining speech with rhythm, adding movement, and song as Orff music education.

  • Lyndsey Hurm
    2019-05-20 08:06

    This is a cute book to teach children that you need to have confidence in yourself. It is about a little bird who is not yet ready to fly but eventually has to and with his mom's encouragement he succeeds. I could also use a lot of the ideas that we learned from the alliance theater to teach students about the different story elements like setting, characters, plot, etc.

  • Karen
    2019-05-03 00:28

    Really had be holding my breath as little George, a bird who doesn't want to fly yet, sets sail within his nest to more and more dangerous spots (top of a car, construction site lorded over by a cat). Mom is always near though, encouraging him. Love James sweet drawings that take in what's happening, human wise, around the bird mother and son. Sweet and satisfying.

  • The Brothers
    2019-05-12 00:20

    A cute story about a little bird not quite ready to learn how to fly. His nest has other ideas though, and is blown from the tree. His nest gets moved about to all sorts of interesting locales, eventually disintegrating out from under the little bird, wherein George learns to fly at a matter of necessity.Illustrations were neat.

  • Maria Garcia
    2019-05-19 03:20

    Interest Level: Ages K-4Reading Level: Ages 4-5Lexile Reading Level: AD310LExquisitely and delicately illustrated. The story encourages the little ones to be brave and become independent.Excellent option to create a family/friendship bond among the readers.Great option to teach basic vocabulary and verbs.

  • Jessica
    2019-05-17 01:32

    Appeal Characteristics: Stylistic Art, StoryI loved this book simply for the fact that each time the nest fell...George wasn't worried a bit. He was still "flying" I'm pretty sure the mamma bird was having a panic attack (I would have). Anyway, this was a really cute, sorta funny book as that one little kid that views every situation optimistically!

  • PaulHankins
    2019-05-24 06:29

    Some peril to be noted for younger readers, but a nice "leaving the nest" story that should not be missed by those covering the initial parts/pieces of Campbell's Hero's Journey. George is called to leave the nest with the approach of winter, but he is not ready to go just yet. . .when the wind sets him on his way, George's journey begins. . .

  • Katie
    2019-05-19 01:10

    George is hesitant to learn to fly, but still gets caught up in an adventure.Not sure what it was... (maybe the illustrations?), but this book made me sad. Right from the start. Probably just a weird "mom thing". You know, little birdie leaving the nest, the danger of the wide open world, etc. :-)

  • Suburban Homeschooler
    2019-05-20 05:21

    Nice alternative to typical fall/migration picture books. Pictures are a change of pace for preschoolers, but the story is solid as well. Includes nurturing mother figure and persistence as a topic of discussion.

  • Rebecca Martin
    2019-05-10 03:13

    This is a fun story about a little bird who learns how to fly. I would use this book when the students are learning about story elements. I have ask them to tell me the settings, characters, problem, and solution of the story.

  • Colby Sharp
    2019-05-20 08:14

    I loved this book. The illustrations were wonderful. I need to learn more about illustrations, so that I can sound smarter when I talk about them. The illustrations felt a little like the Illustrations in Me...Jane. Ink and watercolor. I guess I like ink and watercolor.

  • Molly
    2019-05-09 07:07

    I am always impressed when picture book authors are able to develop a clear character voice in only a few words. George is such a character, and real hoot to read out loud. My 7 year old really enjoyed this and I am going to use it in a migration storytime.

  • Deb
    2019-05-07 05:24

    I think it's interesting that as long as George is in his nest he feels safe, despite how precarious the situation is. A little eye opener that going forward with spreading wings to fly is the better option. The mom bird is a saint, and always encouraging.

  • Judy
    2019-04-24 03:20

    Expert illos and gentle, clean text. It's not showy, but succinct with plenty of action, mostly visual and with the subtext psychological. About finding courage. Could be great for those about to start school for the first time.Classy cover.

  • Jodie
    2019-05-17 01:31

    A bird needs to head south for the winter, but does not want to go. He is forced to learn how to fly in an interesting way. Illustrations are a fit for the story.