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Birds Board Book (Board book)

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By Kevin Henkes, Laura Dronzek (Illustrator)
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Kevin Henkes is the master of the picture book. In this board book adaptation, he captures the delight of glimpsing birds—in trees, on telephone wires, and on the wing—while imagining what it would be like to fly. Vivid colors and playful scenes bring whimsy to life.

— Tera

Description


In what the New York Times Book Review calls “a perfect book,” a little girl watches birds from her window and dreams she can fly. A board book edition of the critically acclaimed picture book from the award-winning husband-and-wife team of Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek. An ALA Notable Book.

Birds “will resonate with the youngest children,” said School Library Journal. With a fine eye for detail, a girl observes and describes birds—their sizes, their colors, their shapes, the way they move and appear and disappear, and how they are most like her. She imagines what it would be like if clouds looked like birds, or if she could ask the birds questions. Though she can’t fly, the girl can do one thing birds do—she can sing. Vibrant and lively paintings accompany a text pitched precisely to preschoolers in this husband-and-wife collaboration. This board book edition offers a fresh perspective and a new point of view to very young children. Booklist said, “Together, the words and pictures create a book that will enchant preschool audiences again and again.”

About the Author


Kevin Henkes is an award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Waiting and Owen; two Newbery Honors—one for Olive’s Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller—and Geisel Honors for Waiting and Penny and Her Marble. His other books include Egg, Old Bear, A Good Day, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin. www.kevinhenkes.com



Laura Dronzek is a painter whose work has been exhibited nationally. Her picture books include Moonlight, by Helen V. Griffith; It Is Night, by Phyllis Rowand; and White Is for Blueberry, by George Shannon.

Praise For…


“The words and pictures create a book that will enchant preschool audiences again and again.”
— Booklist (starred review)

“Words and pictures perform a perfectly choreographed dance here.”
— Horn Book (starred review)

“The child voice in this charming story is just right and will resonate with the very youngest children.”
— School Library Journal (starred review)

“Birds trust[s] the intelligence and imagination of young children, and that’s what makes this a perfect book.”
— New York Times Book Review


Product Details
ISBN: 9780062573056
ISBN-10: 0062573055
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: February 7th, 2017
Pages: 32
Language: English
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Created At: 5/29/2016 06:14am
Last Updated At: 12/5/2019 06:04am
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