Diane Redfield Massie The Baby Beebee Bird

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The Baby Beebee Bird

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'Hooray for the return of the baby beebee bird' – Kirkus Reviews.

It's night time at the zoo, and all the animals are wide awake. The new baby beebee bird is keeping everyone up with his happy night song. Will they ever get some sleep?

In this newly enlarged and full–colour edition, Diane Redfield Massie's classic story has been lovingly re–illustrated by the award–winning Steven Kellogg, creating a captivating bedtime story that is just as much fun as a visit to the zoo!

Ages 3–6

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After a long, hard day of howling, roaring, squawking, and hissing, the animals in the zoo are ready for a good night's sleep. Silence settles over the zoo, until... "Beebeebobbibobbi beebeebobbibobbi"!

"What," said the elephant, "is THAT?"
"That" turns out to be the newest addition to the zoo, a tiny but vocal baby beebee bird. Deaf to the pleas of the lion, the giraffe, and all the other animals, the baby beebee bird burbles happily on. "I've slept all day and now it's time for me to SING." Morning finds a lot of very tired critters, until the lion comes up with a plan to teach the vociferous bird that "Nighttime is really best for sleeping... especially for very little birds."

Diane Redfield Massie's bedtime story, originally published in 1963, has been reissued in a larger format, with all-new full-color illustrations by award-winning illustrator (and author) Steven Kellogg, whose A-Hunting We Will Go uses a similar cast of goofy, expressive animals to ease children into sleepy-time mode. Pages of The Baby Beebee Bird are cluttered with a delightful menagerie of bleary-eyed bears, snoring snakes, and exhausted eagles. This updated edition of an old favorite is sure to be a hit with a whole new generation of readers. (Ages 3 to 7) --Emilie Coulter

About the Author:

Diane Redfield Massie is the author/illustrator of many popular children's books. Among other awards she has received are two from the Mystery Writers of America, for Chameleon Was A Spy and for Chameleon the Spy and the Case of the Vanishing Jewels. She has also written and directed musical plays for children. Before moving to the New York area, she was principal oboist with the Honolulu Symphony. Mrs. Massie lives in New Jersey.

Steven Kellogg was "moved by the simplicity, the subtleties, and the poignance of the writing in this story." He welcomed the opportunity to reillustrate it in full color. Mr. Kellogg is an award-winning author and illustrator who has created more than 100 children's books, including The Three Little Pigs, Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, and Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett. He is the illustrator of Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town and The Baby Beebee Bird. Mr. Kellogg is a recipient of the David McCord Citation and the Regina Medal for his distinguished contribution to children's literature. He lives with his wife, Helen, in upstate New York.

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