It is nighttime at the zoo. The animals are asleep. All is still, until. . .
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The baby beebee bird, new to the zoo, is singing his song. . .ALL NIGHT LONG! Nothing the animals do or say will stop him. Until, that is, they come up with a plan to teach the baby beebee bird that nighttime is really best for sleepingespecially for little birds.
The Baby BeeBee Bird, originally published in 1963, has been beloved by readers for generations. In this new-sized, full-color edition, Diane Redfield Massie's delectable story has been lovingly reillustrated by Steven Kellogg, creating a captivating bedtime story that is almost as much fun as a visit to the zoo!
|Product dimensions:||9.00(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.00(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Diane Redfield Massie is the author/illustrator of many popular children's books. Among other awards she has received are two from the Mystery Writers of America, for Chameleon Was A Spy and for Chameleon the Spy and the Case of the Vanishing Jewels. She has also written and directed musical plays for children. Before moving to the New York area, she was principal oboist with the Honolulu Symphony. Mrs. Massie lives in New Jersey.
Steven Kellogg was "moved by the simplicity, the subtleties, and the poignance of the writing in this story." He welcomed the opportunity to reillustrate it in full color. Mr. Kellogg is an award-winning author and illustrator who has created more than 100 children's books, including The Three Little Pigs, Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, and Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett. He is the illustrator of Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town and The Baby Beebee Bird. Mr. Kellogg is a recipient of the David McCord Citation and the Regina Medal for his distinguished contribution to children's literature. He lives with his wife, Helen, in upstate New York.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My older sister used to have to read this to me everyday, until the day she 'lost' it. I have been looking for this book ever since. Now, I can share this book with my children, and I forgive her for accidently, on purpose, misplacing it so long ago.
The story has a great moral and the drawings of the animals faces are silly, hilarious and made my child & me burst in to laughter every time we've read it.
My son was captivated by this book when he was just months old. The storyline is easy to remember and I often recited it to soothe him when he would become upset. We just ordered a new copy of the book to replace the one he tore as he excitedly looked at the great illustrations when he was a baby. Well worth purchasing-twice!
My daughters (ages 5 and 7) adore this book. The story is about a little bird that won't fall asleep and the plan the other zoo animals concoct to solve the problem of their sleepless night. The illustrations by Steven Kellogg really make the story. I love the expressions given to the giraffe and wish the final view of the zoo was available as a poster. The colors are wonderful. We discovered this at our school library and I am buying a copy for the girls this Christmas so someone else has a chance with the library copy (they've had it five times each!).