Birds by Kevin Henkes

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Birds come in all sizes, shapes, and colors. Birds are magic. Birds are everywhere. If you listen very carefully you will hear them, no matter where you live. And if you look very closely you will see them, no matter where you are. And if you can't go outside right this minute, you can always read this book!


About Kevin Henkes

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Kevin Henkes is the author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages—among them are Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Chrysanthemum, and Wemberly Worried. He was awarded the Caldecott Medal for Kitten's First Full Moon, a Caldecott Honor for Owen, and a Newbery Honor for Olive's Ocean. He lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.
Published February 17, 2009 by Greenwillow Books. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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“Sometimes in winter, a bird in a tree looks like one red leaf left over.” While the girl wishes to fly like birds she enjoys, she is encouraged by the commonality that unites them: “I can sing!” Dronzek’s wavy black lines accentuate the birds’ natural radiance;

Jan 15 2009 | Read Full Review of Birds

The New York Times

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But where Prosek does so with the eye of a scientist — attentively studying a bird, a butterfly and an eel living near a New England farmhouse — Henkes takes the child’s point of view.

May 08 2009 | Read Full Review of Birds

Publishers Weekly

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The appeal throughout is Henkes's ability to channel the way young children think (“If birds made marks with their tail feathers when they flew, think what the sky would look like”) and see (“If there are lots of birds in one tree and they all fly away at the same time, it looks like the tree yel...

Dec 15 2008 | Read Full Review of Birds

Common Sense Media

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Parents need to know that this striking book, another classic by Kevin Henkes, is perfect for cuddling up with your toddler and exploring the magic of birds.

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