Algy is such an adventurous and cheeky, fluffy little thing! He totally has a wonderful personality of his own and has many stories, poems and adventures to share with readers of ALL ages. I enjoyed it reading alone to myself and reading aloud to my little sister. 5 stars here from us!!
i also have been following Algy adventures on Tumblr and was extremely happy with the book .. i am in my 70's and really enjoyed his adventure and poetry .. i am a avid reader of thrillers and adventure type books and this kept my attention and wondering how he was going to survive his ordeal .. i loved it .. looking forward to more of Algy adventures .. no kidding! ..
I have enjoyed Algy's adventures online since 2013, so I was thrilled to read the first book of his adventures. A Surprisingly Fluffy Bird is action packed, but never too scary to share with kids. I especially like the charming illustrations, and the quirky characters Algy meets along the way. Algy is a plucky, ever-fluffy hero, and I look forward to the next book of his adventures.
Ein wunderbares, fantasievolles und liebevoll gestaltetes Kinderbuch mit sehr viel Herz und durchaus einigen flauschigen Überraschungen.
Als langjähriger Fan von Algys Abenteuern auf Algys Blog [...] bin ich mehr als begeistert, Algy nun auch bei mir tragen zu können. Ja, ich bin ein End-30iger. Na und? Definitiv nicht nur für Kinder.
'A Surprisingly Fluffy Bird’ is a lovely book, full of sense, sad at times and touching also. And it's really, really well written, but far too short! I wanted there to be more in it and I am looking forward to the other Adventures of Algy.
I read the book because I like reading books about animals and toys, and I was given a copy of it to review. I liked the cover and the pictures.
The book is funny at times, touching and a wee bitty sad. I felt happy and glad for Algy. I found it funny when his spiky hair brushed the roof of the sand cave.
I liked the way Jenny Chapman describes the sea and the pounding, crashing kind of rhythm. I also like the way the animals can talk to one another.
It is unique, though it reminds me of Charlotte’s Web where there is strife and happy endings.
If you read this book and write a review, you will probably say that it is absolutely wonderful and life-like.
I would like to shake wings with Algy and congratulate him for his bravery, sense and good humour. He is a never-giving-up, fluffy bird.
★★★★... fluffy but the real surprising thig is how much fun his tales are to read
Reviewed by Yvonne Bouwhuis
A Surprisingly Fluffy Bird, hardback edition
Algy might be fluffy but the real surprising thig is how much fun his tales are to read. Author Jenny Chapman fills her book with so many great sounds and sights and that kids and adults alike with love reading along with all the characters Algy meets during his adventures. The way sounds are visualized is a lot of fun and one of my favourite things about this book.
[Unfortunately, Algy does not read Japanese, but he managed to contact the reviewer in Japan, who very kindly provided this translation into English:
“Even if you had been terrible at English class at school, don’t worry. In this book, the author doesn’t use complicted grammar and when you read aloud to your little child you’ll find yourself enjoying the very rhythmical words. Bigger kids, reading each other with the help of Algy’s web site, will get excited about the story. And the descriptions of nature will arouse your interest in Scottish Highlands (not so familiar for Japanese people).”]
★★★★★Sweet, funny, and inspires creativity. What more can you ask from Algy?
Reviewed by watching TV is my job
A Surprisingly Fluffy Bird, kindle ebook edition
This is an engaging, fun read, the kind of book you can read to a young child and start conversations about the imaginary world it inspires us all to create, because we want to travel it with Algy. It also made this old man want more Adventures of Algy, because I enjoyed this first one so much.