Synopses & Reviews
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 is the author and illustrator of close to fifty critically acclaimed and award-winning picture books, beginning readers, and novels. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten's First Full Moon
in 2005. Kevin Henkes is also the creator of a number of picture books featuring his mouse characters, including the #1 New York Times
bestsellers Lilly's Big Day
and Wemberly Worried
, the Caldecott Honor Book Owen
, and the beloved Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
. His most recent mouse character, Penny, was introduced in Penny and Her Song
(2012); her story continued in Penny and Her Doll
and Penny and Her Marble
(a Geisel Honor Book). Bruce Handy, in a New York Times Book Review
piece about A Good Day
, wrote, "It should be said: Kevin Henkes is a genius." Kevin Henkes received two Newbery Honors for novels—one for his newest novel for young readers, The Year of Billy Miller
, and the other for Olive's Ocean
. Also among his fiction for older readers are the novels Junonia
, Bird Lake Moon
, The Birthday Room
, and Sun & Spoon
. He lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.
Laura Dronzek is a painter whose work has been exhibited nationally. Her picture books include Moonlight, by Helen V. Griffith; the acclaimed Birds, by Kevin Henkes; and White Is for Blueberry, by George Shannon. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.