The baya bird of India weaves its nest of grasses and flowers. In this dramatic yet lulling lullaby of a book, such a bird also saves a baby girl's life.
Melodious words and artful pictures intertwine to cast a spell, as luminous as the nest the baya bird builds and encrusts with fireflies, as powerful as the love one Indian mother feels for the choti ladki she rocks in the cradle of her vermilion scarf.
|Publisher:||Atheneum Books for Young Readers|
|Product dimensions:||7.50(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 6 Years|
About the Author
Megan McDonald, beloved author of the Judy Moody books, is also a gifted storyteller. She is the author of When the Library Lights Go Out, illustrated by Katherine Tillotson; The Hinky-Pink, illustrated by Brian Floca; and the now-classic Is This a House for Hermit Crab?, illustrated by S.D. Schindler. She lives in Sebastopol, California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Gorgeous illustrations, a hindi lullaby , glossary of hindi words in the back, lots of good sound words. Very poetic and sing-songy, not really appropriate for storytime, a bit long.