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Have You Heard the Nesting Bird - Rita Gray

Have You Heard the Nesting Bird

By: Rita Gray, Kenard Pak (Illustrator)

Paperback Published: 7th March 2017
ISBN: 9780544930858
Number Of Pages: 32
For Ages: 4+ years old

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Woodpecker calls from a tree, "cuk-cuk-cuk." Starling sings, "whistle-ee-wee." But have you heard the nesting bird?

In this book, we hear all the different bird calls in counterpoint to the pervasive quiet of a mama bird waiting for her eggs to hatch. Fun and informative back matter takes the shape of an interview so that readers learn more right from the bird's bill. Ken Pak's lively illustrations, paired with Rita Gray's words, render a visual and sonorous picture book to be enjoyed by young naturalists. Now in paperback.

About the Author

Rita Gray is the author of several acclaimed picture books for children. Raised in Southern California, she studied Psychology and Social Work in New York City, where she lives today with her family. During this time, along with knowledgeable teachers, artists and therapists, Rita worked with children and their families. She came to understand that a good book "holds an experience for a child, one that can be visited again and again".

Industry Reviews

"The pleasing text is well constructed, with rhythm and rhyme altered in different types of stanzas and distinctive birdsongs included in the verse. . . . A beautifully crafted, informative picture book."
--Booklist, starred review

"This charming and unusual nature story contributes something new to the overstuffed field of bird-related picture books. . . . As welcome as the robin in springtime."
--Kirkus, starred review

"The restraint of the artwork dovetails nicely with the story's themes: caretaking. . . and observation. . . A fine book about watching living things in the wild, and it also serves as a beginning birders' guide, identifying the features and cries of common backyard birds."
--Publishers Weekly

"[A] lovely introduction to common neighborhood birds."
--School Library Journal

"With its many birdcalls that invite imitation, the text is enjoyable in its own right, as are the softly texture, earth-toned setting in which children and birds enjoy each other's company."
--Bulletin

ISBN: 9780544930858
ISBN-10: 0544930851
Audience: Children
For Ages: 4+ years old
For Grades: 1 - 2
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 7th March 2017
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 25.4  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.14

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