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Bring on the Birds

Bring on the Birds

Spring 2011 Non-Fiction
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: Susan Stockdale
ISBN: 978-1-56145-560-7
Hardcover Price: $15.95

There is a dizzying array of birdlife on our planet, as author Susan Stockdale reminds us—“Dancing birds, diving birds, birds with fluffy crests,” to name just a few. Bring on the Birds features a sampling of this variety, introducing children to penguins, puffins, oxpeckers, and ostriches. Stockdale’s text is simply worded with strong rhythm and rhyme, making it ideal for beginning readers as well as read-aloud time. Her acrylic illustrations are striking and gorgeous, putting the birds front and center with a bold use of color. A bibliography and a helpful afterword about the featured birds rounds out the text.

Zarina Mullan Plath   ©2011 Parents' Choice
Zarina Mullan Plath has undergraduate degrees in both biology and English. Her interests include cookbooks/culinary history, South Asian literature (especially in regards to South Asians in America), and, of course, children's literature. Her poetry is included in the anthology Sweeping Beauty (U. of Iowa Press, 2005). Zarina lives in Central Illinois with her husband, two children, and assorted pets.

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