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An Educator's View
Reviewed in the United States on May 29, 2016
This "Branches" series is wonderful for beginning readers. Adorable illustrations break the short chapters into manageable chunks for new readers. The story lines are fun and exciting, keeping readers engaged. I especially like that these books help to teach a lesson.
In this cute story, Eva the owl decides to "lead" her class in throwing a festival to celebrate the coming spring. The problem is, Eva thinks that leading means doing everything herself. She ignores offers from her entire class to help with props and prizes. Of course she quickly becomes overwhelmed. Eva finds herself in the position of having to ask her nemesis for help. Eva is afraid the other young owl will be mean to her. But, Eva's best friend points out that she can't control how another owl reacts; all she can do is ask for what she needs. A wonderful lesson! In the end, Eva also learns the value of teamwork just in time for her and her classmates to put on an awesome festival!