“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)
Kevin Henkes has been praised both as a writer and as an illustrator. He received the Caldecott Medal forKitten's First Full Moon; a Caldecott Honor for Owen; two Newbery Honors, one forOlive's Oceanand one forThe Year of Billy Miller; and a Geisel Honor forPenny and Her Marble. His other books includeOld Bear,A Good Day,Chrysanthemum, and the belovedLilly's Purple Plastic Purse.