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Shh! We Have a Plan
by Chris Haughton


Overview - From the creator of Little Owl Lost and Oh No, George comes a funny, strikingly illustrated story of best-laid plans -- and the secret to attracting the birdie.

Four friends creep through the woods, and what do they spot?  Read more...


 
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Overview
From the creator of Little Owl Lost and Oh No, George comes a funny, strikingly illustrated story of best-laid plans -- and the secret to attracting the birdie.

Four friends creep through the woods, and what do they spot? An exquisite bird high in a tree "Hello birdie," waves one. "Shh We have a plan," hush the others. They stealthily make their advance, nets in the air. Ready one, ready two, ready three, and go But as one comically foiled plan follows another, it soon becomes clear that their quiet, observant companion, hand outstretched, has a far better idea. Award-winning author-illustrator Chris Haughton is back with another simple, satisfying story whose visual humor plays out in boldly graphic, vibrantly colorful illustrations.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763672935
  • ISBN-10: 0763672939
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
  • Publish Date: September 2014
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 3-7
  • Dimensions: 10.5 x 10.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Nature & the Natural World - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Birds

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-08-04
  • Reviewer: Staff

Three hunters with nets trudge through a deep forest of violets and blues, their wide eyes unblinking in the gloom. They’re comically small and troll-like, and they’re trailed by a fourth companion who’s even stumpier. The hunters spot an exquisite scarlet bird. “Hello, birdie,” says the smallest hunter, prompting hushes from his companions, who tell him, “We have a plan.” The three hunters tiptoe forward, nets ready, but fall over each other like the Keystone Kops when they pounce. The bird sails off, undisturbed, and the pattern of greeting, hushing, and pouncing repeats with equally slapstick results. Big, blocky shapes and intense hues make the action simple to follow, and Haughton’s (Oh No, George!) text is similarly telegraphic. Eventually, the bird flies toward the littlest hunter after being offered a bit of bread, a flock of phantasmagorically colored birds gathers, and the hunters get their comeuppance. The delicious stupidity of the hunting trio, the purity of heart of their small companion, and the sweet-tempered drama of each page turn make this a classic exercise in picture-book making. Ages 3–7. (Sept.)

 
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