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ISBN13: 9780061363047
ISBN10: 0061363049
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Publisher Comments:

Since 2031, Aviary Wonders Inc. has offered bird lovers a unique opportunity: Assemble your own bird from stunningly beautiful and carefully hand-crafted parts. The birds can even be taught to fly and to sing! This slyly satirical crafter's delight is offered as the perfect antidote to extinction of birds in the wild.

Brilliantly illustrated with oil paintings and filled with laugh-aloud asides as well as sobering facts about extinct species, this mock catalog is a clever send-up of contemporary sales spin and a thought-provoking look into an all-too-possible future.

Review:

"Husband-and-wife team Henkes and Dronzek (Oh!) record random thoughts about birds, enlivened by vignettes of thickly outlined bird shapes feathered with primary-school paintbox colors. Observations as spare as haiku — 'Sometimes, in winter, a bird in a tree looks like one red leaf left over' — are pictured wistfully; here, a cardinal perches, leaf-like, on a high branch of a leafless tree. 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 yelled, 'SURPRISE!' '). Although the artwork most often follows the text's lead, richer moments come when Dronzek steps forward and does the imagining. 'If clouds were birds, the sky would look like this,' Henkes writes; with a dry, loosely wielded brush, Dronzek paints bird-shaped silhouettes of clouds tinted the same color as the setting sun they soar over. A kind of book of meditations for the very young, its reflective tone and peaceful illustrations make this an excellent bedtime choice. Ages 2 — 5." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

What can you do when all the birds are gone? Build your own! This comic environmental fable offers a businessman's dollars-and-sense solution to the drastic effects of deforestation.

Synopsis:

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 the Author

Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek previously collaborated on the picture book Oh! They live with their children in Madison, Wisconsin. Kevin Henkes is the creator of many distinguished books for children, including Kitten's First Full Moon (winner of the Caldecott Medal), Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, and Chrysanthemum. His novels for young people include Olive's Ocean (a Newbery Honor Book) and Bird Lake Moon.

Kevin Henkes vive en Madison, Wisconsin. La primera luna llena de Gatita es su trigesimocuarto libro para niños; todos fueron publicados por Greenwillow Books. Sus novelas incluyen el libro de Honor Newbery Olive's Ocean. Entre sus libros ilustrados se cuentan el éxito de librería No. 1 del New York Times Wemberly Worried, el libro de Honor Caldecott Owen, y el apreciado Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse.

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Cynthia Hopp, March 3, 2012 (view all comments by Cynthia Hopp)
What a beautiful picture book! It captures the essence of familiar birds and children can make connections by experience. If children have not been lucky enough to have seen any of the birds in the book, they now have a foundation! Well written & illustrated!!!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061363047
Author:
Henkes, Kevin
Publisher:
Greenwillow Books
Illustrator:
Dronzek, Laura
Author:
Samworth, Kate
Author:
Dronz
Author:
by Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek
Author:
ek, Laura
Author:
Dronzek, Laura
Subject:
Birds
Subject:
Animals - Birds
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Birds
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20090217
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from PreS to K
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustration
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11 x 9 in 0.92 lb
Age Level:
04-UP

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Product details 32 pages Greenwillow Books - English 9780061363047 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Husband-and-wife team Henkes and Dronzek (Oh!) record random thoughts about birds, enlivened by vignettes of thickly outlined bird shapes feathered with primary-school paintbox colors. Observations as spare as haiku — 'Sometimes, in winter, a bird in a tree looks like one red leaf left over' — are pictured wistfully; here, a cardinal perches, leaf-like, on a high branch of a leafless tree. 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 yelled, 'SURPRISE!' '). Although the artwork most often follows the text's lead, richer moments come when Dronzek steps forward and does the imagining. 'If clouds were birds, the sky would look like this,' Henkes writes; with a dry, loosely wielded brush, Dronzek paints bird-shaped silhouettes of clouds tinted the same color as the setting sun they soar over. A kind of book of meditations for the very young, its reflective tone and peaceful illustrations make this an excellent bedtime choice. Ages 2 — 5." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , What can you do when all the birds are gone? Build your own! This comic environmental fable offers a businessman's dollars-and-sense solution to the drastic effects of deforestation.
"Synopsis" by , 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!
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