Do you want to have fun while learning about crows? Then, I cannot recommend Arlo & Pips: Kings of the Birds by Elise Gravel enough. Done in story format, we have two birds (Arlo the crow and one little yellow bird who goes by Pips) who meet one day. After a lot of bragging by Arlo, Pips learns this is one of the traits of crows. Pips and the reader learn other fun facts about crows such as the loving of shiny objects (hey! I’m a crow!), how smart and clever crows are (I’m a crow!), that they are “good singers” (seriously, I sing just like a crow!) and so much more. These two unlikely friends have an adventure, teach about crows and has clarifying statements when certain claims are made; such as crows (and this reviewer: see above) really like shiny objects.
The art might not be for everyone, due to the simplicity of it. There is basic color and little detail. Yet, it works to get the message across allowing the ages 5 to 7 to have fun and learn. It is great for reading aloud one-on-one but also great for ages 7 to (young) 10 for quiet reading time. This young graphic novel could this be the next Frog and Toad. Or the next Narwhal and Jelly. Or even the next Elephant and Piggie.
Arlo and Pips is different from What Is a Refugee? which is the other book I am familiar with by Gravel. But if you like this quirky kind of humor, it looks like Gravel has several other titles that you can enjoy. And I am crossing my fingers that due to how the book ends, there will be a series for our bird friends, Arlo and Pips.