This is an important picture book about boredom. This is a topic kids of all ages can relate to. When the child complained to Mom about being bored, she took him for a long walk in search for that chickadee feeling. He wanted to know what that feeling was very badly.
He had no idea where his Mom was taking him. They got to a nature trail which was full of different kinds of birds. There were blue jays and other birds. The little boy looked around in awe and wonder. Then finally he heard a different kind of bird with a unique chickadeeeeeeee chirp. Could this be for real, he wondered. What kind of bird was that? His eyes opened wide with awe. Finally, his boredom left him for a time.
But that wasn’t the end. His Mom wanted him to stretch his arm out and feed the chickadee from his hand. He placed a few seeds in his hand, and stretched his arm out. It took a bit of time, but the chickadee jumped right into his hand and ate the seeds. He felt a strange tingling feeling from head to toe—something that he never experienced. He was so glad and no longer bored. A wonderful contentment came over him too.
But how can I keep that feeling and bring it about, the boy wondered? Do I always have to feed a chickadee to get that wonderful feeling? That is something that I will have to leave the reader to determine.
What a gem of a book about a topic that is so important for kids.
Reviewed by Irene S. Roth
Rating: 5 stars