Popper and Friends: Popper Finds a New Home by IL Ritchie

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

Our little friend Popper has found out that it’s time for him to move out of his family home and live in his own place. This is a bit of a struggle for Popper, and he definitely needs the advice of his friends! As he tries out different places for his new home, he learns more and more about what he needs in a home.

I thought this was an adorable book. My daughter absolutely loved it! There is another book, The Best Nest by P.D. Eastman where two birds go looking for a new home. My daughter loves that one, and Popper’s story is somewhat like that one. She enjoys seeing the variety of homes and why each one won’t work.

For Popper’s story, something that made it fun was that there were friends along the way of his journey there to support and guide him. It made the search feel less scary for Popper, and helped show how our friends can support us.

Overall, this story is wonderful. It’s easy to read to a younger child, and the illustrations are great!

Where to Find This Book:

Mascot ~ Amazon ~ B&N ~ goodreads


Popper is a sweet little woodpecker who is trying to find a new home. Now that he is grown, it’s time for him to leave the nest and find a home of his own. The first book in the Popper and Friends series, follow along as Popper explores different options and gets helpful advice from his friends.

Just the Facts:

Popper and Friends: Popper Finds a New Home by IL Ritchie
Genre: Children’s
Page Count: 38 pages
Publisher: Mascot Publishing
Pub Date: December 2021

A California native, IL Ritchie lives in San Francisco, where he is creating new adventures for Popper and his friends.

Author Links: goodreads


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