Birdsong

Birdsong

by Audrey Wood, Robert Florczak
     
 

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Awaken to wild birdsong with children from all across the United States
Award winners Audrey Wood and Robert Florczak introduce eighteen North American bird species-from the northern cardinal and red-tailed hawk to the black-capped chickadee and American crow-to inspire a new generation of birding enthusiasts.
Hardcover published in 1997 0-15-200014-3 11 X…  See more details below

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Awaken to wild birdsong with children from all across the United States
Award winners Audrey Wood and Robert Florczak introduce eighteen North American bird species-from the northern cardinal and red-tailed hawk to the black-capped chickadee and American crow-to inspire a new generation of birding enthusiasts.
Hardcover published in 1997 0-15-200014-3 11 X 9.

Author Biography: AUDREY WOOD lives in Santa Barbara, California.
ROBERT FLORCZAK lives in Southern California.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carolyn Mott Ford
The songs and calls of the birds are heard everywhere. In the city, there is the coo-a-roo of pigeons in the park. On the farm the bob-o-link, spink-spank-spink of bobolinks is heard as the birds search in the plowed fields for food. All across the land the sounds are heard, and the diverse settings as well as the various species are captured in the wonderfully detailed drawings accompanying the text of this lovely book.
A feast for the eyes, each double page of this book depicts a framed, breathtaking view of an American bird habitat. Here a wonderful way to help teach appreciation of the diversity of our country in landscape, in color, in ethnic backgrounds, and in birdsong! A handsome gift. 2001, Harcourt Brace & Company, $6.00. Ages 5 to 10. Reviewer: A. Braga SOURCE: Parent Council, September 2001 (Vol. 9, No. 1)
Kirkus Reviews
Wood (The Bunyans, 1996, etc.) covers 14 birds from North America in their natural habitat in this sumptuously illustrated, visually busy picture book. The few lines of text for each bird sketch out the habitat in human terms, and include the common call for the bird shown, e.g., "Nearby there's a little park nestled among the skyscrapers. While Jordan and Elly play, gentle pigeons splash and make their cooing calls—coo-a-roo, coo-a-roo, coo-a-roo." The spreads offer panoramic views of habitats, portraits of the birds, and stylized borders of state flowers characteristic of the habitats. The juxtaposition of these borders and extremely realistic paintings of the birds can be startling, but appealing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152024192
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
05/01/2001
Edition description:
1
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

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 BathtubHeckedy 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.
 
 

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