Monday, December 31, 2012

Honey the Hero by Emlyn Chand - Book Review

Welcome to my stop on the Honey the Hero! blog tour powered by Innovative Online Book Tours. Below you will find a synopsis, bio author of Emlyn Chand, useful links, my review and Rafflecopter giveaway.

Honey, an inquisitive young parakeet living in the Australian Outback, decides to become a superhero after she spies a human family watching Superman. Since she already has the power of flight, all she needs to do is create a costume to conceal her true identity and then fly off in search of animals that need rescuing.

Unfortunately, every time she tries to help, Honey only ends up making matters worse. She spoils Kangaroo’s game of hide-and-go-seek by revealing his hiding place to Wallaby; Mr. Anteater must go hungry when she alerts the ants to his presence, and Mrs. Koala is made a laughingstock among bears when Honey pretends to be her Joey. Finally realizing that she’s not as heroic as she’d like, Honey gives up her day-saving efforts.

But what happens when someone actually needs Honey’s help? Will she rise to the challenge?

BIO:  Emlyn Chand emerged from the womb with a fountain pen clutched in her left hand (true story). When she's not writing, she runs a large book club in Ann Arbor and is the president of author PR firm Novel Publicity. Best known for her Young Adult novels, she is also developing a small, but devoted, following to her children's book series and is beginning to dapple in other genres as well. Emlyn enjoys connecting with readers and is available via almost every social media site in existence. Visit for more info. Don't forget to say "hi" to her sun conure Ducky!

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My Review:
4 Stars

This is actually my second review of a book written by Emlyn Chand, and another book in her Bird Brain Series.

Yang and I read Honey the Hero! together and she loved it. She has actually asked me to read it to her each night!!

Honey reminds me of  toddler, always wanting to help but sometimes being to much help. Sometimes we don't realize it but our "help" is actually the opposite. It doesn't mean that our intentions are not from the heart, or that there isn't a "job" out there for us. We just have to find the right one, at the right time.

As Honey flies over the Outback looking for trouble she comes across a kangaroo that appears to be stuck in the mud. Only the kangaroo was playing hide-n-go seek and Honey just gave his hiding place away. It doesn't end there. Honey continues to travel across the Outback looking out for danger below, and only causing more headache. Upon arriving home Honey cries she is too small. Mama Bird gives Honey a big hug, explains that she is not to small to offer help and sends her out to play. It's not long before Honey stumbles across a baby dingo, lost in the woods without her family. Will Honey finally feel useful and help the baby find his family? Or has Honey just created a bigger problem?

I love the way that Emlyn brings real life situations and incorporates them into her Bird Brain series. She does an excellent job portraying life lessons in a way that appeal and make sense to young children.


  1. Good review and a heartfelt way to explain "wanting to help". It is difficult for those trying to assist to discern this and equaling difficult to re-direct those needed individuals to a task more suited to both of your needs.

  2. Thank you for the wonderful review of Honey, Alicia. I'm glad you can see how Honey reflects human kids. My goal with the Bird Brain Books is to teach lessons while entertaining the kiddos :-)

    Thanks for hosting me on my tour, and if you could cross-post to Amazon and Goodreads, I'd really, really appreciate it.

    Happy New Year,

    Em :-D