The Talent Show

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Four friends decide to enter a talent show. A tiny red bird asks to join them, but they laugh and tell him he’s too small. But then a mysterious, tall stranger arrives to audition for lead singer and turns out to be someone quite unexpected . . .

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2010
Publisher Andersen Press USA
Imprint Andersen Press USA
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2014-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 2.4
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV002000, JUV031040, JUV039220
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.5 x 11
Lexile 600
Guided Reading Level L
ATOS Reading Level 3.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 141848
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards, Original artwork, and Reviewed


  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2012


Kirkus Reviews

“Hodgkinson’s light verse bounces along, and her illustrations are a riot of color; her four predatory instrumentalists look cute and harmless (if initially ungracious). A breezy nudge for the nascent little music maker.” —Kirkus Reviews

School Library Journal

“From the crooning moose to the singing hippo in a boa, the illustrations don’t miss a beat of humor. Read this aloud with soft but bouncy jazz in the background, and your crowd will cheer as well.” —School Library Journal

Author, Illustrator: Jo Hodgkinson