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Benjamin Birdie and the Tree Dwellers: Book 2 is a children’s picture book written by Michael Dotsikas and illustrated by Morgan Spicer. After his first misadventure, as set out in Benjamin Birdie’s First Flight: Book 1, Benjamin both yearned to soar in the air with the other flying creatures and was frightened that he would fail once more. When his mom told him that he was now ready, that his wings were grown and strong, Benjamin couldn’t believe his ears. Was he really ready? Could he do this? He finally decided to try once more, and with a leap he realized that he was actually flying -- until he looked down at the ground so far below him. Panic made his wings stop working, and he began to plummet to the earth, but then he heard them. All of his tree-dwelling friends, the ones who had helped him before, and new ones as well; all were cheering him on, all encouraging him to flap his wings and fly. He could do this.
Michael Dotsikas’s children’s animal picture book, Benjamin Birdie and the Tree Dwellers: Book 2, continues the charming story of Benjamin, the fledgling who tried to fly too soon. This inspiring fable demonstrates most eloquently how important it is to strive for your dreams even if you encounter setbacks or failure along the way. This second book gives children additional animals to learn about, including tamarins, howler monkeys and bearcats, and thumbnail sketches of each new animal are included at the end of the book. The author also includes a glossary. Morgan Spicer’s illustrations are masterful and bring each of the tree dwellers to life. I can’t think of a better way to introduce children to some of the animals who share our planet than with the Benjamin Birdie Series. This upbeat, motivational story is most highly recommended.