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A blue jay building a nest outside his window prompts John Berendt to find his camera and record the familiar, yet always fascinating sequence of events that will unfold, from eggs being laid to chicks emerging and trying to fly. Children and adults alike will be astonished at the adventurous spirit of one particularly curious young blue jay as he ventures into the world. The author of the best-selling Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil brings his narrative skill to this up-close and delightfully informal account of an event that recurs each spring.
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Product dimensions:||10.40(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Lexile:||AD710L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
John Berendt has been a columnist for Esquire and the editor of New York magazine, and is the author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, which was a finalist for the 1995 Pulitzer Prize in general nonfiction.
Hometown:New York, New York
Date of Birth:December 5, 1939
Place of Birth:Syracuse, New York
Education:A.B. Harvard College, 1961
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My Baby Blue Jays by John Berendt arrived in my mailbox last week as the April selection for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. My daughter is completely fascinated by this book. She studies each photo so closely, and asks questions as I read. The text reads as if the author is sitting in a recliner, a child in his lap, showing off the photos he has taken, telling the child a bit about each one. My Baby Blue Jays has a truly delightful tone which catches (and keeps!) a child's attention and wonder. I love that the book is basically a nature photo essay which takes place in the city. New York City, specifically. John Berendt reminds children that if they look closely, they can find and observe nature no matter where they live.
My daughters (age 4 and 6) and I found this book at our local library. I instantly knew that we would have to have a copy for ourselves. The author noticed this blue jay nest just outside his window. The story follows the birds from egg to juvenile bird. The photos are fantastic-amazing perspective! There is also a bit of suspense in the story as the final Jay hesitates leaving the nest to journey out on his own. We bought this copy as a Chrismas gift for my 2 year old nephew. My daughters don't know that one will be under the tree for them as well. A wonderful one to enjoy together!
A charming story of a beautiful songbird's nesting days. The adventurous Blue Jay fledgling demonstrated the unbridled curiousity of the young similar to humans! The photographs followed the storline beautifully.
A bigb.oobed, hot @ssed chick walks up to you. "I'm a sex slave with no master. How about you be my master?" She asks, her voice husky with desire.