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Bring On the Birds

Bring On the Birds

Current price: $8.99
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2023
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Brightly colored, richly textured illustrations and an energetic rhyming text introduce young readers to birds and their unique qualities.

Birds come in all sorts of interesting shapes, sizes, and colors—and many of them can do amazing things as well. From the Blue-footed Booby to the Red-billed Oxpecker, the breadth of bird life depicted in this stunning book will captivate young ornithologists.

Susan Stockdale's bold colors and crisp, clean lines capture the reader's attention and introduce us to a remarkable world filled with distinctive creatures. An afterword identifies each animal and tells a little bit about it and where it lives.

About the Author

Susan Stockdale began her art career as a textile designer for the apparel industry, providing her an opportunity to express her love of pattern and color. Today, pattern and color remain central to her work as the author and illustrator of critically acclaimed picture books that celebrate nature. Her books have won a variety of awards including the ALSC Notable Children's Book, NCTE Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts, NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K–12, and the Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year. Susan lives in Maryland with her husband and is a popular speaker at schools and conferences.

Praise for Bring On the Birds

"Likely to draw and hold the attention even of unfledged young viewers. The images are often mesmerizing in their abstraction, inviting readers to pause and admire."—Kirkus Reviews

"Crafted in charm and simplicity, the book offers many possibilities for use and enjoyment in reading aloud, browsing, and teaching. The pictures invite a lingering look, easily stimulating observation and discussion."—School Library Journal

"A fresh look at birds: familiar, strange, and wonderful."—Booklist