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Little Birds, Little Birds, In the Cinnamon Tree

Al, my darling, what on earth were you thinking?

Birds with swords.  Look, it’s adorable that it was written by a 14-year-old girl.  That’s cute as can be.  And the writing isn’t too terrible and the pictures are cute.  That said, it’s not a good book.  And what with its presence on the New York Times Bestseller list, I doubt it needs the publicity.

Kvetch kvetch kvetch.

Thanks to World of Words for the link.

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. MotherReader says:

    Oh thank you for saying that it’s not a good book. I was afraid to say anything because it’s a little girl author, but I have never tried so hard to get into a book, to like a book, as much as this one and utterly failed.

  2. Fuse #8 says:

    I’ve read worse, but that’s just me damning with faint praise more than anything else. If we can’t say that 14-year-old adorable girls can’t write, then what can we say?