Deedee and Bird is a kids book the author loosely based on a true story from her own childhood.

Edy Hansen, the author and a mother of three, spent her childhood in Maui, HI, where children often ran around barefoot. She adopted Bird, a Cockatiel, when she was eight years old. Bird was her confidant and best friend for many years to come. The story of Deedee and Bird offers valuable lessons about friendship and honesty.

This soft cover book has large print, easy to read text with colorful illustrations, making it a wonderful first chapter book for young readers!

Fun kids book for beginner readers

The Storyline of Deedee and Bird

The story begins by introducing us to our main character, Deedee, whose headstrong personality is brought to the spotlight as she stubbornly persists in convincing her parents to get her a pet. When her parents finally make her wish come true, we meet Deedee’s new best friend and sidekick, Bird.

The two friends find themselves in a tough spot when Deedee loses her shoes and accidentally mistakes her classmates’ shoes for her own. When Deedee notices her folly, she then has to make a decision. Will she pretend nothing happened? Or will she muster up the courage to apologize and return the shoes to their rightful owner?

Purchase your own copy of:  Deedee and Bird: (Ruff Ruff Readers Level 3)

Kids Book for young readers.

Deedee and Bird is a story sure to be loved by children of all ages but is primarily geared toward beginning readers.

This fun kids book also offers two coloring pages of the many different facial expressions of Deedee. Trace her face or color it in as it changes from happy, to determined, shocked, frightened, laughing, excited, angry and shy. 

An Illustrator, Animator, Author and Japanese Teacher

‘Monnie Biloney’ the illustrator of Deedee and Bird uses a pen name for her illustrated books. She lives in Washington and started learning Japanese in high school online. She graduated with a BA in Japanese and Linguistics at Western Washington University.

Learn more about Moonie Biloney and Ruff Publishing

5* Kids Book Reviews on Amazon for Deedee and Bird:


Perfect read for children! The characters are hilarious, fun, and relatable. The drawings are also so cute. Children will love DeeDee and her sidekick bird and will want to read more and more about their future adventures. Love it! – Kaela R.


Total DARLING of a book. Great story. The story was plausible. Drawings were expressive. Yes…I cried at the happy ending! GREAT BOOK!!! – Jan C.

Be sure to check out our YouTube channel Read Along Book Club to watch this kids book and many other fun chapter books read aloud. Immersion reading (listening while reading along) is perfect for relaxing and to help struggling students & foreign language learners.

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