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Children's LiteratureWhat a cute early reader for young preschoolers to early elementary-aged children! This adorable tale of a young girl feeding seagulls at the beach is simply written and delightfully illustrated. As the story's young lady begins her adventure of feeding the birds, she is bundled up at the beach, brown bag filled with bread at the ready. What begins with one lone seagull quickly grows and grows until an entire flock of seagulls have come to receive some treats. Despite the growing number of birds, the little girl rises to the occasion with a chuckle. Written in a whimsical rhyme, children will enjoy reading along and the illustrations—cheerful, bright watercolors—are a pleasure to look at. A perfect short story for bedtime or a quick read on the sofa in the afternoon. The simple word choices are also great for a preschool environment where children are still learning to sound things out in a simple, cheery format. "A Rookie Reader." 2004, Children's Press/Scholastic, and Ages 3 to 6.