Have You Heard the Nesting Bird

Have You Heard the Nesting Bird

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In this book, we hear all the different bird calls in counterpoint to the pervasive quiet of a mummy bird waiting for her eggs to hatch. Fun and informative back matter takes the shape of an interview so that readers learn more right from the bird's bill. Ken Pak's lively illustrations, paired with Rita Gray's words, render a visual and sonorous picture book to be enjoyed by young naturalists. Now in paperback.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 216 x 254 x 7.62mm | 136.08g
  • Mariner Books,US
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • full colour illustrations
  • 0544930851
  • 9780544930858
  • 815,945

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The pleasing text is well constructed, with rhythm and rhyme altered in different types of stanzas and distinctive birdsongs included in the verse. . . . A beautifully crafted, informative picture book.
--Booklist, starred review

This charming and unusual nature story contributes something new to the overstuffed field of bird-related picture books. . . . As welcome as the robin in springtime.
--Kirkus, starred review

The restraint of the artwork dovetails nicely with the story's themes: caretaking. . . and observation. . . A fine book about watching living things in the wild, and it also serves as a beginning birders' guide, identifying the features and cries of common backyard birds.
--Publishers Weekly

[A] lovely introduction to common neighborhood birds.
--School Library Journal

With its many birdcalls that invite imitation, the text is enjoyable in its own right, as are the softly texture, earth-toned setting in which children and birds enjoy each other's company.
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About Rita Gray

Rita Gray is the author of several acclaimed picture books for children. She lives in New York City with her family. www.ritagrayreads.com
Ken Pak has worked at both Dreamworks Animation and Walt Disney Feature Animation. He lives in San Francisco. www.pandagun.com
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Rating details

737 ratings
4 out of 5 stars
5 28% (206)
4 48% (356)
3 21% (154)
2 2% (18)
1 0% (3)
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