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PreSchool-Grade 2 A wonderful picture book depicting the wide variety of birds seen throughout the year and in various types of habitats (i.e., marsh birds, sea birds, flat-footed fishing birds). The birds are described throughout in lyrical running verse. It is, however, the stunning, vibrantly colorful plasticine-relief illustrations that make this book so special. This medium gives depth and texture to the pages, the scenes often shown from a bird's eye view. The birds really do appear to dive, dip, glide, and tip. The clever details and excellent page design maximizing use of white space make for an exciting look at the world of birds for preschoolers and beginning independent readers. Even without a key to identify the depicted birds, this is a winner. Luann Toth, Summit Free Public Lib . , N.J.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Joanne Oppenheim has written over two dozen picture books, including The Christmas Witch. With other members of her family she has created a company that publishes books on the most successful toys for children, called the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio. Oppenheim, a child-development expert, is one of today's most trusted authorities on child development and education. She is the author of more than forty books for and about children including Kids & Play, Buy Me, Buy Me, and the eight annual editions of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio.
I remembered reading this book when I was a kid, and now that I have a child of my own I wanted to share it with her. It's just as fun as I remembered it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sanderling
The illustrations are enchanting and the words just roll off the tongue. I loved this book as a child and now I enjoy reading it to my children. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Kristen M Cooper
Love this book....excellent artwork by Barbara Reid. The topic appeals to all young readers....and lends itself to nature walks, bird watching, and a whole range of crafts. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Yolande Champagne