Whistling Wings

Whistling Wings


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Whistling Wings 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
HowUsefulItIs More than 1 year ago
About: Whistling Wings is a children’s picture book written by Laura Goering and illustrated by Laura Jacques. It was published on 8/1/2008 by Arbordale Publishing, hardcover, 32 pages. Please see more info about the author below. Arbordale Publishing’s mission is to inspire the love of reading and improve young children’s science and math skills through picture books. These books will captivate your kids’ minds on your lap, at bedtime, or in the classroom. This book is for ages 4-8, Grades PK-3. My Experience: I started reading Whistling Wings on 1/19/17 as a bedtime story for my 5 year-old son. This is actually our second time reading this book. We both liked this book very much. The illustrations are so beautiful. The story focuses on a little boy swan named Marcel who loves his home because of the great weather and abundant food source. But when winter comes, his family asks him to migrate and he doesn’t want to go because he feels afraid of the long distance he is required to fly. On the day of migration, he hides so that he could stay back. Then when everyone is gone and the weather is so cold, he feels sad and alone. Other animals tried to help him but either he’s too big to sleep in a log or can’t swim underwater. This book is absolutely great for kids to read because they not only learn about tundra swans migration but they also learn to stay together with family because family will take care of them. Pro: family, migration, survival, illustration, tundra swans, helpful passerby Con: the story didn’t mention a location where the swans stay and where they are going I rate it 5 stars! ***Disclaimer: Many thanks to Arbordale Publishing for the opportunity to read and review. Please be assured that my opinions are honest. xoxo, Jasmine at www.howusefulitis.wordpress.com
Kelly Becker More than 1 year ago
i thought the pictures in this book were fab!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
Whistling Wings is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books; and Tara Paterson, Certified Parent Coach and founder of the Mom's Choice Awards. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most beautifully written and illustrated books I've ever seen! This charming tale, written by Minnesota author Laura Goering, exudes warmth, friendliness, and love. Even the title is beautiful! Marcel is a young whistling swan, also known as a tundra swan, that lands with his parents and flock on a beautiful lake. This is their new home for a few months, so Marcel feasts on the lake goodies such as wild celery and sago pondweed and plays with the other young swans. He was so happy because he didn't have to fly anywhere. As winter approaches, the flock leaves and Marcel is left behind because he hid while the flock left. He soon misses his parents and realizes he is now all alone. Other animals take pity on him and offer suggestions on how he can find food and a home for winter. But, nothing they suggest and he tries works. You'll just have to read this story to find out if Marcel survives winter on his own. This book gets a high five for keeping the reader's interest from beginning to end, creativity, beautiful illustrations, and beautiful text. A future classic and a present day 'must read' and 'must have' for sure! As with all Sylvan Dell Books, there is an educational section at the end of this book entitled: For Creative Minds, which is also available online. This section includes: Tundra Swan Fun Facts, Tundra Swan Life Cycle Sequencing Activity, Migration Fun Facts, and an Animal Adaptation Matching Activity. Gayle Jacobson-Huset ¿ Managing Editor Stories for Children Magazine