Nerdy Birdy and his best friend, Vulture, are very different. Nerdy Birdy loves video games, but Vulture finds them BORING. Vulture loves snacking on dead things, but Nerdy Birdy finds that GROSS. Luckily, you don’t have to agree on everything to still be friends.
One day, Nerdy Birdy joins Tweetster, and the friend requests start flying in. Vulture watches as Nerdy Birdy gets swept up in his new friendships, but when she finally gets angry, Nerdy Birdy knows just what to do to make things right.
A Neal Porter Book
Nerdy Birdy and Vulture, who became pals in 2015's Nerdy Birdy, return in this social media themed sequel, which puts their relationship to the test after Nerdy Birdy starts making online friends on Tweetster and ignoring the friend right in front of him. After @nerdybirdy tweets an unflattering lunch photo of @vulturegirl ("She eats dead things. Ewwwwwww!!"), Vulture has had enough, leading to a line that seems to sum up the book's reason for existence: "Just because you thought it, doesn't mean you should tweet it." It's advice that translates just fine to nondigital situations ("If you can't say something nice..."), but despite Reynolds's sharp dialogue and Davies's appealingly ugly-cute illustrations, the plot feels mismatched to the book's audience though kids will get the Angry Worms reference just fine. Ages 4 8.