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Birds
by Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek


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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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

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. "

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780061363047
  • ISBN-10: 0061363049
  • Publisher: Greenwillow Books
  • Publish Date: March 2009
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Birds
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Emotions & Feelings

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 52.
  • Review Date: 2008-12-15
  • Reviewer: Staff

Husband-and-wife team Henkes and Dronzek (Oh!) record random thoughts about birds, enlivened by vignettes of thickly outlined bird shapes feathered with primary-school paintbox colors. Observations as spare as haiku—“Sometimes, in winter, a bird in a tree looks like one red leaf left over”—are pictured wistfully; here, a cardinal perches, leaf-like, on a high branch of a leafless tree. The appeal throughout is Henkes's ability to channel the way young children think (“If birds made marks with their tail feathers when they flew, think what the sky would look like”) and see (“If there are lots of birds in one tree and they all fly away at the same time, it looks like the tree yelled, 'SURPRISE!' ”). Although the artwork most often follows the text's lead, richer moments come when Dronzek steps forward and does the imagining. “If clouds were birds, the sky would look like this,” Henkes writes; with a dry, loosely wielded brush, Dronzek paints bird-shaped silhouettes of clouds tinted the same color as the setting sun they soar over. A kind of book of meditations for the very young, its reflective tone and peaceful illustrations make this an excellent bedtime choice. Ages 2–5. (Mar.)

 
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