George Flies South by Simon James

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A little bird waiting in his nest for his mother to bring back food is blown into the sky, nest and all, by a great wind. Will he be able to fly?

Autumn is coming, and George sits in his little nest, not quite ready to learn to fly even though his mom says it is time to head south for the winter. But when a gust of wind swoops George and his nest out of the tree and onto the roof of a car, George is off whether he likes it or not! With his mom following along chirping encouragement, George must gain the confidence to fly before his nest blows away entirely. This charming picture book gently nudges little fledglings everywhere to try out their wings.
 

About Simon James

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Simon James is the award-winning author-illustrator of many children's books, including such favorites as DEAR GREENPEACE, LEON AND BOB, and the Baby Brains series. His stories often concern a child's relationship with the natural world. Simon James lives in England.
 
Published September 1, 2011 by Walker & Company. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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The tension of the separation is short-lived, as mama bird quickly responds, although all she can do is fly nearby, shouting advice as the nest is transported by a car, a barge and a load of lumber.

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The Guardian

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The baby bird was trying to fly but he couldn't.

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Publishers Weekly

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In James's understated yet action-packed story, other birds are heading south in autumn, but tiny George tells his mother he's not quite ready to learn to fly: "I think I like my nest best."

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(Middle schools, high schools, small libraries, Public libraries for story time, day care providers, kindergartens and parents.

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