Our Yard Is Full of Birds

Our Yard Is Full of Birds

by Anne F. Rockwell, Lizzy Rockwell

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-- A straightforward introduction to some of the common birds that visit a little boy's yard throughout the seasons: the familiar cardinal, blue jay, and robin, and the less easily recognizable red-eyed vireo, phoebe, and catbird. Common names such as woodpecker and swallow are given even though several types of each species exist, but the general term is enough for the intended age level. An open format with limited text allows the large uncluttered illustrations to highlight the subjects. On most pages only one or two birds are discussed, and they are easily identified in the illustration. However, on a few pages several birds are seen, with little clue from the text as to which is which. The watercolor illustrations are rendered with realistic simplicity, so that line, form, and basic coloring are recognizable from a child's observations of birds in the wild. Lizzie Rockwell's pictures are more realistic than Ehlert's stylized illustrations in Feathers for Lunch (HBJ, 1990). Overall, this mother-daughter team has created an appealing book that will encourage identification of individual species and their behavior. --Diane Nunn, Richard E. Byrd Elem . School, Glen Rock, NJ

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Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
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Edition description:
1st ed
Product dimensions:
8.32(w) x 10.34(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

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