Arlo & Pips: King of the Birds
by Gravel, Elise, Gravel, Elise | Reading age: from c 6 years
Published 12/11/2020 by HarperCollins Publishers Inc (HarperAlley) in the United States as part of the Arlo & Pips series
Paperback | 64 pages
Perfect for fans of Narwhal and Jelly, Arlo & Pips: King of the Birds is the first in a new early graphic chapter book series about the friendship between Arlo, an arrogant crow, and a sarcastic little bird named Pips. Like most crows, Arlo has a big brain. But Arlo has something else: a little pal who’s not afraid to tell him when he’s being insufferable!
In the first of three episodes, a battle of the brains and bird-to-bird banter soon turns into an unexpected friendship. Arlo and Pips’ adventures include a visit the big city and the beach on their hunt for shiny things and French fries. Cool crow facts are included throughout the book.
Everyone’s crowing about Arlo & Pips, with Kirkus praising it as ‘a perfect match for newly independent readers’!
More praise for Arlo & Pips #1: King of the Crows: A New York Public Library Best Book * A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best * A Junior Library Guild Selection * ‘An unexpected friendship story! In three short graphic chapters marked by [Gravel’s] signature sly humor, facts about crows are sprinkled throughout, making the reader believe that maybe crows are truly as amazing as Arlo says.’ -The Horn Book (starred review)