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Early Bird wakes up before the sun. She is hungry. What will she have for breakfast?

With language that emphasizes action words, this is a fun story for morning, nighttime, any time.


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Overview


Early Bird wakes up before the sun. She is hungry. What will she have for breakfast?

With language that emphasizes action words, this is a fun story for morning, nighttime, any time.


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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
10/21/2013
Yuly debuts with an energetic story of an early-rising red bird, which also introduces a handful of directional prepositions. Outlined in black, Early Bird has the swoopy shape of a tilde, with a cluster of black teardrop wings and big, round eyes. After awakening, she stretches, “takes a deep breath of fresh morning air and then Early Bird gets going!” The bird’s rambles take her “across the grass/ through the flowerbed/ under the spiderweb/ up the path” and beyond. Yuly’s digital artwork is eye-catching and elementally simple. Full of bright colors and clean shapes, the illustrations initially look like they could have been dashed off in a few minutes, but strong layouts and surprising details are evident, from the eyelashes of the sun that barely peeks over the horizon to the surly look that a cat gives Early Bird as she flies overhead (no Early Cat, that one). This Early Bird does indeed get the worm, and what she does (and doesn’t) do with it creates some fun moments of suspense and humor in the final pages. Ages 1–3. Agent: Lori Kilkelly, Rodeen Literary Management. (Jan.)
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"It’s unusual for a book this straightforward to accomplish several things, but this succeeds. Yuly offers a story that has action and tension, while at the same time—with the help of parents and teachers—extends the way kids think about words. A simple exercise would be to ask them other things Early Bird might do, thereby emphasizing verbs and prepositions. A fun way to learn."—Booklist, starred review

"This Early Bird does indeed get the worm, and what she does (and doesn’t) do with it creates some fun moments of suspense and humor in the final pages." —Publishers Weekly

"With its snappy text, vivid pictures, and lively protagonist, this title would make for a fun read-aloud during storyhour." - School Library Journal

Children's Literature - Suzanne Javid
Early Bird likes to wake up early, stretch, take a deep breath, and then get going. Get going? Where? To find her breakfast, of course. Using a creative twist on the old adage, “the early bird gets the worm,” this title is simple in its storytelling yet magnificent in its vivid colors, clear illustrations, and page layout. Sixteen double page spreads on glossy paper and full color, solid backgrounds make this an attractive and fun read-aloud. Shared reading will elicit delightful responses to the vivid pictures The main character, Bird , is drawn in bright red with big round eyes. All illustrations are simple, uncluttered and rendered in pen, ink and digital media. Large white font allows the words to pop against the colorful images. The reader will find one to eight words on a page with a total of eighty-eight words in the book. The story is packed with directional words such as “under,” “up,” “around,” and “over” with the text matching the directional words used on each page. The text emphasizes action words and promotes vocabulary development as well as enjoyment and interest in the story, which is a first edition. The Early Bird finally reaches a garden where she finds an Early Worm, of course, and lays it on top of a big, fat, juicy strawberry. The delightful ending will surprise and warm your heart. Think breakfast for two. A wonderful selection. Reviewer: Suzanne Javid; Ages 1 to 3.
School Library Journal
03/01/2014
PreS—Based on the popular idiom "The early bird catches the worm," Yuly's story follows Early Bird as she gets an early start, taking off before the sun has even finished climbing over the horizon. Early Bird darts through the pages of the book, until at last she finds the Early Worm and the book ends in a happy surprise. This cheerful story moves at a zippy pace and is packed with directional words such as "across," "through," "under," "up," "around," and "over." Early Bird is feisty and full of energy and is drawn with thick lines and colored bright red, which suits her spirited characterization. Rendered in pen and ink and digital media, the illustrations are crisp and vibrant, featuring bold colors, chunky lines, and large, simple shapes. A big, white font allows the words to pop against the colorful images, and the text is laid out to match the directional words used on each page. With its snappy text, vivid pictures, and lively protagonist, this title would make for a fun read-aloud during storyhour.—Laura J. Giunta, Garden City Public Library, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466856042
  • Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
  • Publication date: 1/28/2014
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: NOOK Kids
  • Pages: 40
  • Age range: 1 - 3 Years
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author


Toni Yuly has been an early bird all her life, and loves to start the day in the studio listening to other early birds sing outside her window. She was born in Seattle and now lives in Bremerton, Washington, in a small house by the water. She studied painting at the University of Washington, where she worked with the great American painter Jacob Lawrence. In addition to making art, Toni works in the King County library system. Early Bird is her first book for children.
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