“The words and pictures create a book that will enchant preschool audiences again and again.” (Booklist (starred review))
“Words and pictures perform a perfectly choreographed dance here.” (Horn Book (starred review))
“The child voice in this charming story is just right and will resonate with the very youngest children.” (School Library Journal (starred review))
“Birds trust[s] the intelligence and imagination of young children, and that’s what makes this a perfect book.” (New York Times Book Review)
About the Author
Kevin Henkes is the author of Junonia, Sun & Spoon, Bird Lake Moon, and the Newbery Honor Book Olive's Ocean. He also writes and illustrates picture books, and among his many titles are the national bestsellers Little White Rabbit, My Garden, Old Bear, A Good Day, and Kitten's First Full Moon, for which he was awarded the Caldecott Medal. Mr. Henkes is also the creator of a series of books starring mouse characters, including the Penny books for beginning readers, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Chrysanthemum, and Owen, for which he was awarded a Caldecott Honor.
Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.
Laura Dronzek is a painter whose work has been exhibited nationally. Her picture books include the acclaimed Birds, by Kevin Henkes; Oh!, by Kevin Henkes; White Is for Blueberry, by George Shannon; and Tippy-Toe Chick, Go!, by George Shannon. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.