Ten zany birds have a party in a tree, singing and dancing. Five have stripes, three have spots, and one has purple polka dots. They're all having fun, but one by one, they become distracted.
One is frightened by a loud plane. One gets hungry. One wants to race and another needs a bath. Only one stays to sing in the tree, but who will it be?
Ten Zany Birds is a fun, beautifully illustrated picture book. As parents and teachers read, children are introduced to counting and basic subtraction skills. Whenever a bird leaves, the number of striped, spotted, and polka-dotted birds changes, teaching the application of simple classification rules.
Whimsical and entertaining, Sherry Ellis's tale of ten silly, distractible little birds is an excellent choice for both prereader storybook time and early readers.
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.12(d)|
About the Author
Award-winning author Sherry Ellis is a professional musician who plays and teaches violin, viola, and piano. She is the author of Ten Zany Birds, That Baby Woke Me Up, AGAIN, and That Mama is a Grouch.
Ellis lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, two children, a zany cat, a zany dog, and a zany frog.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Offering an imaginative twist on birds and their surroundings, Sherry Ellis creates an exceptional children’s story about, well, Ten Zany Birds. The book shows these charismatic birds having a jubilant party in a tree – when all of a sudden, one by one, each zany bird gets distracted by the silly antics of bumblebees, planes, squirrels, and more. Eventually, only one zany bird is left wishing for the party to return. Full of exceptional humor and rhyme, Ten Zany Birds is a wonderful story that offers children the chance to pay attention to detail, all while learning the mechanisms of counting and basic math in a fun, amusing way. Charu Jain’s lively, vibrant illustrations exhume a good deal of humor to this book. They perfectly reflect the writing, and truly make these birds zany. Children will love looking at these animated illustrations as the story unfolds.