Birds

by Kevin Henkes, Laura Dronzek

On Sale: 02/17/2009

Birds

by Kevin Henkes

illustrated by Laura Dronzek

On Sale: 02/17/2009

Format:

ALA Notable Children’s Book

Beehive Award (Utah) nominee

Texas 2X2 Reading List

About the Book

In what the New York Times Book Review calls “a perfect book,” a little girl watches birds from her window and dreams she can fly. A board book edition of the critically acclaimed picture book from the award-winning husband-and-wife team of Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek. An ALA Notable Book.

Birds “will resonate with the youngest children,” said School Library Journal. With a fine eye for detail, a girl observes and describes birds—their sizes, their colors, their shapes, the way they move and appear and disappear, and how they are most like her. She imagines what it would be like if clouds looked like birds, or if she could ask the birds questions. Though she can’t fly, the girl can do one thing birds do—she can sing. Vibrant and lively paintings accompany a text pitched precisely to preschoolers in this husband-and-wife collaboration. This board book edition offers a fresh perspective and a new point of view to very young children. Booklist said, “Together, the words and pictures create a book that will enchant preschool audiences again and again.”

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Critical Praise

“The words and pictures create a book that will enchant preschool audiences again and again.” - Booklist (starred review)

“Words and pictures perform a perfectly choreographed dance here.” - Horn Book (starred review)

“The child voice in this charming story is just right and will resonate with the very youngest children.” - School Library Journal (starred review)

“Birds trust[s] the intelligence and imagination of young children, and that’s what makes this a perfect book.” - New York Times Book Review

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061363047
  • ISBN 10: 0061363049
  • Imprint: Greenwillow Books
  • On Sale: 02/17/2009
  • Pages: 32
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Birds
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings

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