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Mya loves planes and wants to be a pilot when she grows up. As luck would have it she comes across a flying school run by lieutenant Drake who awards his pupils splendid pilot hats when they graduate. Mya wants to join the class but there's just one problem. She's not a duck! Could Goose the little duckling with big flying ambitions be the key to Mya getting her pilot's hat? Or will Mr Sour the teacher who never quite made the grade have other ideas... Inspired by authors such as Lewis Carroll, Roald Dahl and Angela Sommer-Bodenburg, Michelle weaves a story with the humour and invention of Nick Ward's 'Charlie Small' series meets Dick King Smith's wonder of the animal world.

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22nd August '17
I read it to 1033ELLIS aged 5 aged 5
The Yellow Bills 9781788036610
5 stars
This book was too old for my 5 year old son to read himself so I read it to him over the course of a week. We both really enjoyed the storyline and loved hearing about the adventures of Mya and goose. It was well written and a very imaginative story. My son kept asking for just one more chapter each night and looked forward to the next night's instalment. We will look forward to the next Michelle McKenna book.
20th July '17
I read it to Madmoo aged 6 aged 6
The Yellow Bills 9781788036610
5 stars
I really liked this story and thought that Mya was a super character. I thought it was really funny that she was friends with ducks and that they help her learn to fly. It was a fun book and I will tell my friends all about it.
20th July '17
I read it to Ragdollkhanbaby aged 5 aged 5
The Yellow Bills 9781788036610
5 stars
This is a lovely little book and Mya is a wonderful character, she loves flying, loves different places around the world and dreams of far off lands, stumbling upon a flying school with a difference Mya takes a chance to learn to fly and makes some extraordinary friends.  Easy going, not too long and really sparks the imagination as good children's books should. Highly recommended.
16th July '17
I read it to Noah aged 7 aged 7
The Yellow Bills 9781788036610
5 stars
This is a lovely little short story. It is just over 60 pages and has some lovely pencil drawings interspersed throughout the book. Mya has always wanted to be a pilot so she can fly and see the world just like her Uncle Arthur. She has covered her bedrooms with maps of different places around the world and she loves to build model aeroplanes. One day when Mya hears someone shouting orders and talking about flying and lessons she follows the voice and stumbles upon a flying school. The only odd thing is that this flying school is run by a drake. Mya is amazed by the talking drake and his flight school attendants but soon wants to be part of the class. Can Mya fit in with the flight school and will she be able to fly? We really enjoyed this rather cute tale about a little girl and some talking ducks. It was a fairly quick but really lovely read.
15th September '17
Bumblebee25 read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
The Yellow Bills 9781788036610
5 stars
I loved this book as it was super exciting. I couldn't wait to read it every day. I liked that there was a picture to help start the scene. The characters were great and very easy to like.
31st July '17
I read it to Ebear25 aged 7 aged 7
The Yellow Bills 9781788036610
5 stars
A wonderfully, imaginative story about the adventures of Mya and Goose. A charming, humorous tale with wonderful characterisation, me and my 7 year old niece read this and I got as hooked as her, Can't wait to see if Mya will go on other adventures.
11th August '17
joshgok read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
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4 stars
We thought this story was lovely, and charming! The main character is Mya, a girl who dreams of becoming a pilot when she is older (thank goodness it's not another book about wanting to become a princess or pop star!!) and she joins a flying school....that's run by yellow ducks! Despite not being a duck herself, the ducks agree to train her, and soon transfer their flying skills to Mya, and their friendship is sweet and heart warming.

Well written, and nice drawings.
1st August '17
I read it to GracieBax aged 5 aged 5
The Yellow Bills 9781788036610
3 stars
The Yellow Bills was a really charming story about a girl called Mya who is 8 years old and who wants to be a pilot. I read this to my little girl Gracie as it was a little too challenging to read herself. The book is 63 pages long, but that wasn't an issue for us, as Gracie really enjoyed the story and it kept her focus and interest throughout. I would imagine that other 6-8 year olds would love this book, however, if they have a short attention span, I would suggest reading a few pages at a bedtime maybe. 

We loved the cover and the beautiful images and illustrations interspersed through the pages. We loved Mya as a character, she is a very empowering female character and one I am happy for my daughter to read about and look to as a role model. Mya defies gender bias and constraints and is very ambitious, which I think are fantastic traits for my daughter to read about. There are also great messages and lessons about friendship and especially unlikely ones, which again are valuable.

Gracie loved the fact that the book was also about animals - in the name of Ducks. She is a huge animal fan so this element really helped to bring the story to life and gave it an extra interest for her. She found the ducks to be really cute, especially Goose the duckling, who she really championed through the story.

I feel this is a fantastic book for young children, especially young girls, it promotes great messages about aiming and achieving your dreams, about being friends with people even thought they may be different to yourself and how you can be anything you want to be in life if you have the determination and right mindset. 
5th September '17
I read it to RS aged 7 aged 7
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3 stars
My son is a confident reader so attempted to read this himself. He got a bit bored with the storyline so I opted to read a chapter a night to him. He enjoyed it a bit more then but I think it was a bit challenging for a six year old 
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