Oscar the Osprey: The Bird Who Was Afraid of Heights
by Edward Martin Polansky
The book is set in the Tetons Mountains and begins with the newly hatched Oscar and his difficulty with relating to his parents, peers, and surroundings because of his unusual handicap. He not only suffers humiliation as a result of it but he faces serious limitations to his normal development and ultimately his ability to survive in the wild. It is about how he compensates for his handicap, the animals and dangers he encounters, and the fact that he is faced with how to survive the unfamiliar bitter cold and threatening winter world.
I received a complimentary copy.
Cassandra's Review- A very enjoyable read out loud story that is adorable with an amazing positive message.