Moo Bird by David Milgrim published in 2016 is a darling book about a little bird that moos instead of tweeting. He is kicked out of his nest because he is different. He tries to find his place in the world, but even the cow doesn't want him. This book has a surprise ending.
I like this book because early readers will be able to read it. There are only a few words on each page and they are set up like a comic book in word bubbles. This book also has humor, so it appeals to young readers. The illustrations are cute and simple, so there is not visual clutter. The colors are bright and everything is outlined in black, so it is easy on the eyes.
Link to our NICU book registry if you'd like to donate books to babies in the newborn intensive care unit so their parents can read to them while they grow. You can also donate gently used books to our project by sending them to me or to Angie. Email me for a mailing address. We can use both English and Spanish books. If you have a graduate of the NICU, or if you have a baby whose life you would like to honor by donating books to this project, let me know, and I can make a book plate with their name for the books you donate.
Read to a child today even if that child is you.