‘May 1. Today is my birthday.’ So begins the wondrous first year of E. Bluebird. Readers are treated to the intimate details of her life such as ‘May 8: Eating all these bugs makes me poop. Mom takes my poop sack out of the nest. Good thing.’ And ‘May 12: My brothers and sisters are getting ready to leave the nest. I like it here. It’s safe.’ On May 18: ‘Where’s my family? I’m getting hungry. Okay. This is it! I jump! I flap! I’m flying!’ She eventually migrates south, and when she returns north, she finds a mate and has a family of her own. What a happy year!