I Heard Said the Bird by Polly Berrien Berends

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. This easy-to-read tale with rhyming text and full-color illustrations captures one bird's excitement over learning that a new farm animal has been born, but not knowing what has been born, she is not able to answer anyone's questions about the new arrival. Reprint.
 

About Polly Berrien Berends

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Brad Sneed is the popular illustrator of many picture books for children, including "Deputy Harvey and the Ant Cow Caper", which received a starred review; "Grandpa's Song; I Heard Said the Bird; Thumbelina"; and "Aesop's Fables." He lives with his wife, Dena, and their daughter in Prairie Village, Kansas. You can visit him on the internet at www.BradSneed.com.
 
Published June 1, 1995 by Dial. 32 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Nature & Wildlife, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A bird zips into the barnyard, a feathered Paul Revere, with a late-breaking flash: A ``NEW ONE'' is coming.

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Thanks to what the bird heard, the barnyard is all a-flutter with the rumor of a ``new one."" But the bird has only half the story: she doesn't know exactly what or who the ``new one'' is.

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PW praised the ""bouncy"" rhyming dialogue and ""luminous"" paintings, commenting that this barnyard tale about a new arrival ""is perfect for children anticipating a birth in their own homes."" Ages 3-6.

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