Awaken to birdsong with Juan, Yoshiko, Missy, Navara, and other children across the land. Then follow the day as the distinctive whistles, trills, and chirps of winged creatures accompany morning chores on a farm, a neighborhood lunch in a tree house, an afternoon adventure on a river, and a game of catch in a city park. And when dusk falls, the songs aren’t over--snuggle up by a window and drift to sleep with birdsong. Eighteen North American bird species are included.
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Audrey Wood is the author of many beloved books for children, including the bestselling classic The Napping House, its companion The Full Moon at the Napping House, Caldecott Honor Book King Bidgood's in the Bathtub, Heckedy Peg, Piggies, and Piggy Pie Po, all of which were illustrated by her husband, Don Wood. The Woods divide their time between California and Hawaii.From School Library Journal:
Kindergarten-Grade 2-Missy and Deni wake to the "caw-caw-caw" of the crows, the "what-cheer" of cardinals provide background "chatter" for Armando and Juan's breakfast, and the "coo-a-roo" of pigeons can be heard by Jordan and Elly at play in a city park. And so the text continues, eventually closing with the nighttime "who? who? who?" of an owl. Each framed double-page spread (there are 14 in all) features unrelated children playing or working in different locales across the United States accompanied by an indigenous species of bird singing its distinctive song. Using several mediums, including water-based markers, gouache, colored pencil, and opaque ink, Florczak creates scenes with a three-dimensional quality. Stylistic borders depict the state flower of the area presented, and each bird is drawn with obvious attention to detail and authenticity. Unfortunately, the story line is decidedly dull. Other than the birds' songs and the passing of the day, there is no unifying theme, leaving readers little reason to care about the children or the birds. Too long for the younger picture-book audience and too unsubstantial for older readers, this visually inviting paean to birds is a far less powerful or successful collaboration than Wood and Florczak's The Rainbow Bridge (Harcourt, 1995).?Alicia Eames, formerly at Brooklyn Public Library
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