Benjamin Birdie’s First Flight, Michael Dotsikas

Action & Adventure, Children & Picture Book

Benjamin Birdie wants to fly like all the other birds, like he was meant to! But his mama tells him he isn’t quite ready yet. Benjamin doesn’t listen, and tries to give flying a go but falls all the way down from the top of the tree to the forest floor. Now Benjamin Birdie must ask for help from all of the other tree-dwellers to get back to the top of the tree. Charming rhymes and colorful illustrations bring this story about friendship to life and teach the importance of coming together to help someone in need. Children will learn about different exotic animals, what makes each of them special and how each of their unique qualities help get Benjamin back home to his nest!

Book lovers I am obsessed, I am obsessed with Benjamin Birdie’s First Flight, and as I read it with my children I thought to myself “why could I not have been read this when I was young!”. Benjamin Birdie’s First Flight is one of the most beautiful, endearing and moving children books I have read in a long time. Occasionally I will come across that one children’s book that will astound me, and Benjamin Birdie’s First Flight is that book to me thanks to its heartwarming story and beautiful sentiments laced throughout the book. If you are a parent or know children within your family and or friend group, then already I recommend Benjamin Birdie’s First Flight because this is the most darling book for children to read and if you do not believe me then I challenge you to read this book because you will soon be converted!

Benjamin Birdie’s First Flight will introduce the reader to the adorable bird Benjamin Birdie, and he is desperate to fly, but he is mama tells him he is not ready just yet. Benjamin, however, is a determined and strong-willed bird and decides to try to fly and well, it does not go quite to plan, and he falls to the bottom of the forest floor. It is here that Benjamin’s journey will begin and he will enlist the help of fellow animals so that he can get back to the top of the tree and be reunited with his mama.

Benjamin Birdie’s First Flight is exceptional and the lucky reader of the book will follow Benjamin and many exotic animals as they go on an adventure and the adventures they encounter together make for incredible and entertaining reading. Benjamin Birdie’s First Flight has to be one of the most adorable, incredible and entertaining children books I have ever come across. As a mother who is keen on sharing astonishing books with fellow parents for their children, I am always on the lookout for the next best upcoming read, and it is safe for me to write that Benjamin Birdie’s First Flight is that read! Benjamin Birdie’s First Flight is an astounding, thrilling and action-packed adventure novel that will have your children and children you know captivated as well as entertained and in awe throughout the book.

The story of Benjamin Birdie’s First Flight is outstanding and full of a host of poignant themes and messages thanks to the exceptional author Michael Dotsikas. Dotsikas throughout his book explores many topics and themes throughout his book such as friendship and adventure. These themes are perfectly weaved together into one mesmerizing read, and the result is a delightful book that all children should read or be read. The story of Benjamin Birdie’s First Flight is rich and vivid and will captivate young readers minds with its vivid descriptions, images, and characters.

Michael Dotsikas is an exceptional author thanks to his impeccably well-developed story, but he is also an excellent writer thanks to the themes he explores throughout his story as well as his glorious descriptions. My children adored this book and they wanted to read it numerous times and I believe this is thanks to the original story that combines many emotive and entertaining themes and because it is easy to read. There is no use of complicated or technical words throughout the book; instead, it is written in an easy to read, rhyming and a flawless way which will captivate and alight young readers minds with amazement. The illustrations laced throughout the book are just as phenomenal as the writing, and young readers will adore looking at them and pointing out the animals.

As Benjamin Birdie’s First Flight is an informative, moving, compelling and entertaining children’s book that all children should read, I, of course, have to award this book a dazzling five stars! So please, all parents please do buy and read this book for your child and all those that have young nephews, cousins, and nieces, etc should buy this book for them as it is one of the most charming children’s book I have ever encountered. Be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers and also keep an eye out for my spotlight for the author which will be live soon!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much, I love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please comment below and let me know your thoughts on Benjamin Birdie’s First Flight. Do you see yourself reading this book? Do you love the genre? Please let me know your brilliant thoughts below and I will be sure to comment back. Thank you so much again for reading!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is click the Amazon link below!

Below I have attached some links about the author and this wonderful book so if you would like to learn more about the author and the book then please have a browse. Thank you so much again for reading book lovers, I can’t wait to read your thoughts on this book!

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Michael Dotsikas

Thank you Aimee for the wonderful review. You have made my day! I’m also excited to announce the release of Benjamin Birdie and the Tree Dwellers — the sequel to Benjamin Birdie’s First Flight and book # 2 in the Benjamin Birdie children’s book series. It is scheduled to launch on October 9th and is available for pre-order on ( and (

Also, if anyone is interested to have me visit your child’s school for a reading and a fun and engaging author presentation, please contact me at or visit my website for more details at

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