Joanne Ryder Wild Birds

ISBN 13: 9780060277390

Wild Birds

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9780060277390: Wild Birds

Everywhere --
even in streets and backyards --
there are wild birds.

Swirling through the air,
speckling the treetops,
tiptoeing through the grass,
wild birds are near,
watching you watch them.

During the bright warm days,
they sometimes stay
and share a place with you.

And in winter,
if you care for them,
wild birds may flutter even nearer --
till you feel like a wild one, too.

Wild Birds invites you to look and listen and to enjoy these lively flyers who share this ever-changing world with you.

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About the Author:

Joanne Ryder has always loved pandas, starting with the very first small panda toy she had as a child. She has continued to be fascinatd by these rare and wonderful animals throughout her career as a writer. She is the award-winning author of numerous picture books, including A Pair of Polar Bears: Twin Cubs Find a Home at the San Diego Zoo; Little Panda: The World Welcomes Hua Mei at the San Diego Zoo; My Mother's Voice; My Father's Hands; Big Bear Ball; and Wild Birds. She lives in Pacific Grove, California, with her husband, Laurence Yep, who is also an author.



Susan Estelle Kwas often torn between watching the vivid red cardinals outside her art studio and illustrating such books as The Story of Valentine's Day, the Learning Block Books series, A Rumpus of Rhymes: A Book of Noisy Poems, and this one.

Ms. Kwas lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

From School Library Journal:

PreSchool-Grade 1-Ryder's simply worded, brief, nonrhyming poetic text urges children to take note of the activities of wild birds around them. She reminds readers that these feathered creatures are everywhere-in the air, in the trees, and on the ground-gliding, tiptoeing, searching for food, and protecting their young. Amid the activity, 11 varieties of birds (identified only on the copyright/dedication spread) are depicted and a young girl dressed in hot pink, orange, red, purple, and blue is shown gazing through binoculars, sitting in a tree branch, peering into a nest, looking out a window, filling a feeder, making snow angels, and lying in bed dreaming of flying with her feathered friends. The brightly colored paintings are eye-catching. While the illustrations are stylized and often flat, the birds shown in the variety of outdoor scenes are detailed enough to clearly represent their species. Girl, birds, trees, and buildings are outlined in black to make them stand out. An additional title for most collections, this well-designed book may delight youngsters if an adult makes the effort to reinforce its simple lessons about observing nature.
Susan Scheps, Shaker Heights Public Library, OH
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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