Article Title

Nerdy Birdy


Axel Trumbo


Excellent, Preschool, Aaron Reynolds, Matt Davies, Nerds, Birds, Cool, Video Games, Glasses, Friendship, Picture Book

Document Type

Book Review


Nerdy Birdy is the quirky story of a nerd with giant glasses, and an even bigger heart. Nerdy Birdy is lonely because, while the cool birds have impressive physiques and abilities, he has food allergies, stubby wings, and reads books. He's made fun of, but still wants their approval. Then, Nerdy Birdy discovers an entire community of nerds that share his same interests and dietary restrictions, and he's welcomed with open arms. Encouraged to be himself, he's finally happy. But a new bird moves into the neighborhood, who isn't cool, but isn't quite a nerd either; she's just . . . unique. Nerdy Birdy is shocked to discover his nerd friends reject her, just as he once was by the cool birds. So Nerdy Birdy befriends this new bird and starts a group where anyone who needs a friend is welcome.