Honey the Hero by Emlyn Chand {Review & Book Tour}

Honey the Hero by Emlyn Chand {Review}

Honey the Hero

by Emlyn Chand



Reading time in my house is a treasured time, but lately it has all been about the birds. Emlyn Chand's birds, actually… I introduced you to my boy's favorite bird, the penguin with Emlyn's book, Courtney Saves Christmas, and then recently we looked at a peppy peacock named Poppy with Poppy the Proud. Now, we are moving on to a parakeet and this one has a superhero in it as well! 

Honey, the parakeet, is a curious girl and she loves to fly all over Australia, learning and exploring the humans and the world around her. During her everyday "people watching", Honey comes across a family who is watching a show about a particular superhero. The family is cheering and loves the superhero and Honey decides she needs to be a superhero as well. She makes a disguise and sets out to save the world. However, some of the birds that she chooses to "save" aren't exactly thrilled about how she goes about this saving. Honey needs to learn to listen to others and be available when someone truly needs saving.

My boy is obsessed with superheroes. He often dresses in different superhero costumes and you know we watch a lot of Avengers cartoons, so this story just fit right in with him. We loved how Honey decided that she needed a costume and used leaves and grass to make a cape and mask. In fact, my sister gave my boy a simple cape and mask for Christmas so he was excited to see that he could dress up like Honey did and help save the world.

One of the things that my boy loves to do is help. He is a helper at school and at home and if you really want to make my boy feel useful, you find a way for him to help. He is almost always a good listener when it comes to helping, but this was a great story to reinforce to him that he needs to listen to how people ask for help and not to just jump in and do what you think they need.

Honestly, I probably took more away from this story than he did in the sense of learning a lesson. One of the parenting "skills" that my husband actually taught me is how to find a way for our boy to help. He would come home from work on the weekends and I would be in tears because I didn't get anything done. I would tell him that the boy was in the way the entire time. He taught me to find a "job" for the boy and let him do it his way. This way, I could get my work done, we would spend time together, and my boy would feel like he was my little superhero…which he always will be.

Honey the Hero by Emlyn Chand {Review & book tour}

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?


Emlyn Chand - Author PhotoEmlyn 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 EmlynChand.com for more info. 


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More from Emlyn Chand

Available on Evolved Publishing:

The Bird Brain Books:

Honey the Hero ♦ Davey the Detective ♦ Poppy the Proud ♦ Tommy goes Trick-or-Treating ♦ Vicky Finds a Valentine 

Torn Together

The Farsighted Series

Farsighted ♦ Open Heart ♦ Pitch (coming March 19, 2013) ♦ Vertigo (coming May 21, 2013) ♦ Refrain (coming December 2, 2013)

{Emlyn Chand – Children's books on Amazon}


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  1. Awwww, I love this review! And you’re so lucky to have such a wonderful helper at home. Hopefully, he keeps up that spirit once he gets a little older. I love thinking of him dressed up as Honey while reading. Thank you again for the wonderful review 😀


    • janet says:

      Emlyn, you know we love your books and hopefully when I get my next Amazon payment we will buy some of the paper books so my boy can “read” them in his room. He likes to lay in his racecar bed and read. Unfortunately, he hasn’t taken to actually sleeping in the racecar bed, haha!

      • Hehe, a racecar bed sounds super fun. How come they don’t make awesome beds like that for girls? When I was little, my sisters and I pretended the bunk bed was a covered wagon on the Oregon trail. Ahhh, childhood <3

        • janet says:

          The girls beds are all about princesses and butterflies, but like you, we made our bunk beds into a cave and filled it with stuffed animals. Of course, I was a wuss and would get scared at night when I had to climb onto the top bunk. My imagination about what was actually in the cave would take over!

          • Oh, yes. I remember building a fort with my cousins the year Aladdin came out. Every time an adult walked buy, we’d shout, “Who disturbs our slumber?!”

          • janet says:

            I love it!

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